I’m coming to regard Broken Branch in its current form as a failure. It was meant to be in part a reworking and improvement of earlier stories (incorporating segments of Midnight Torches and The Last Deluge), but in writing it I’ve succumbed to laziness, doing little more than recasting the third person narrative in first person, with an occasional added comment. Better, I think, to leave those earlier stories as they are, despite their flaws, and concentrate on something new.
Broken Branch will start again in the near future, telling a new story about Thereus, though I may take the opportunity to cast the ending of Midnight Torches in a new light. I’m also continuing work on All the World Afire, a much longer story which won’t be ready for some time yet.