Thank you, KCaiShi, for the review!

I was expecting the first review for The Wake to be a lot worse, so I was surprised to find it so nice!

I know that I have a bit of a problem with exposition (I'm working on it!), and the plot is taking a particularly long time to properly show up (soon. Should be in the next two chapters, actually), and... yeah, I have lots and lots of characters. This is my first serial, so I'm still trying to get the hang of things and how to pace everything. But yes, I am taking everything you mentioned into mind.

Thank you again! :D

You're welcome! Give yourself some credit, it's pretty good. :)

Thinking about it, you might not have an unreasonable amount of characters; it just felt like a lot at first since so many were introduced upfront. I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction, so I'll leave that thought there and you can do what you will with it. As for fixing clunky exposition, you and me both. It's HARD, and the trouble with good exposition is that no one (including the author) ever notices it.

Good luck and happy writing!