Well, chapter 5 is up, and I'm really enjoying writing this story. It sounds like people are enjoying reading it too - so that's a bonus!
I have had favourable comments about the English vs Western question, so I will now draw a line under that and get on with it as it is.
I have even had people make suggestions for the story. That's great, but I must tell you that the basic outline of the story is set for many chapters to come. However, small details can always change.
So keep on reading, keep on voting, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.