There were so many people to dinner that Friday evening at Alo’s place I had to draw up a seating plan to remember who was sitting where and, more importantly, next to whom. The occasion? All the members of the ‘Dream Class’ and their allies and mentors are gathered to sample Fran and Martin’s delicious cooking and to hear Keira sing one of the songs she learnt in the Reaches. And, if I remember rightly, Brent tells them one of his magical stories, the sort that carries its listeners off to a land of wild emotions. But they are also there because of the madmen that are threatening them and the Department. The Starless Square, Book 3 of The Storyteller’s Quest, coming soon.