I finished Chapter 6, and have almost finished chapter 7, bar a little polishing. There's been a lot of "recycling" again, as I mentioned last week, because these chapters are mirroring Neirin's "Dark Path" experiences from The Ash Spear. The difference, however, is that this time Gwernin will be one of the three Master Bards who will prepare the mound chamber for Mael and spend part of his "three days in the dark" with him while he journeys in trance through the three realms. What Gwernin himself will encounter there is another story. Stay tuned for chapter 8!
The weather is finally returning to normal - highs in the 30s and 40s, lows in the teens and 20s - a pleasant change from our sub-zero weekend!