Welcome to this thrice-a-week podcast, which serializes in audiobook form the Alexandra Quick series of fanfictions by Inverarity. I’m Sam Gabriel, your narrator. This time we have Chapter 43: This Sad, Futile Ritual. You can find the texts I’m reading at http://inverarity.livejournal.com as well as fanfiction.net and AO3. Please note that on this podcast the chapter numbers for Book 5 are offset by one digit from how they display on most fanfiction sites, owing to the fact that the prologue should have no number. This change has been approved by the author. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!