I've submitted chapter 17 for posting and you should see it in an hour or so. As I did in Thief of Roses, I overwrote the end of Thief of Shadows. I realized again, that the story winds up nicely at chapter 18 and the chapters I am writing now are really a whole new saga. So with that being said Chapter 18 and a short epilogue after will be the end of this tale. On the bright side I have 3 good chapters for the next tale and am currently working on a prologue. As soon as Chapter 18 and the epilogue, which I intend to submit together makes its way through editing I will post it. My plan is to work on two stories at the same time and when I feel there is sufficient buffer I will start posting again. I want to thank you all for taking the time to comment on my writings. I appreciate your kind words and criticisms too. Enjoy the last two chapters.