This is a fabuluous story! Your characterization is superb, although it was difficult at times to keep up with the switching viewpoints and timelines.
Author's Response: Dear Linnetjo, Thank you for taking the trouble to review. Most readers had trouble with the timeline - either you have to pay very close attention to the chapter headings, or else rearrange your reading to read them out of order. But I am so glad you found it worthwhile to persevere. A sequel is on the way. Regards, GhV