Tegus, I’m leaving this book behind for you, so you will know the why of it all, and maybe you’ll forgive me, or maybe you’ll think me false and reprehensible. You’d be justified. I couldn’t stand the thought of your reading all my words unless I knew for certain that I’d never have to face you again, so please don’t look for me. If you read the book in its entirety, you’ll know for truth who is Lady Saren. And I guess you’ll also know that I’m a silly girl who writes down every word you said to me.