Here we’ll be talking about chapters 9 through 12 of Dealing with Dragons.I’m much better at hopeless causes
Here the stakes of the story really start to reveal themselves and the plans afoot get a lot more serious and unpleasant. However, we also encounter a lot more of the whimsical, fairytale humour like a person called Jack only wanting to return home and grow beans and a prince destined to do a favour to a king having a serious oversubscription issue. Do you think marrying quite light-hearted and humorous fantasy with darker elements works? Why or why not? Would you have like to see even higher stakes?
One darker element that comes in handy is spoiler tags, use them.