Interesting start. I like your use of the housekeeper. In the beginning, I really didn't like her (she is so bossy and abrasive), but compared to the rest of the Notts, she's Mother Teresa.
I look forward to reading about this Aesalon character. He seems rather interesting. Good start. :)
Author's Response: Hey, thanks so much for reviewing :) The housekeeper was one of the easier characters for me to write amongst the rest. Keep out for more of the characters' appearance. As for Aesalon, I always had him as a rather pompous man sometimes but that's just in my mind. For everyone out there, I've submitted Chapter 2 in the queue and I hope it gets validated soon. ~Jane