We finally learn that Justin is Lord Redley’s son. Redley wants to apologize, but he doesn’t know how.

Rune still has magic crackling all over him and feels like he’s on fire on the inside, but he is determined not to show weakness to the Lords.

Rune’s ability to claim the throne and exit from public view before collapsing is inspired by a tragic story I heard in one of my college classes: a circus performer fell from a great height, but stood up, bowed, and exited the tent before collapsing and dying.