I've submitted the next chapter for posting. It may show up as chapter 17, but the truth is, it's far more interesting than that. The chapter is entitled Interlude 1 and is NOT told from Matt's point of view. It should only take a moment for most of you to figure out who we're following this time.
Special thanks to all the people who've been telling me how they feel about the issue of paying for advanced access. I can only say that it's humbling how many people feel this strongly about my work so far. Thank you all.