Deborah wrote in a comment:
May we see the first chapter of ‘Fire’? And many thanks for ‘spoiler’ geneological chart.
There are a number of excerpts already posted in various corners — but it occurs to me they might not be easy to find. So I’m putting the links in the right hand column, look for that sometime later today. I’m not going to post a whole chapter, though, because…. well, all right. Let me think about it and talk to my editor.