I was going to share the first three paragraphs to the sequel to get an opinion on what you think, but realized that it would more or less spoil the entire first book. Rather a moot point, when I thought about it, because what the sequel takes for granted, the reader doesn't learn until the last chapter and a half of the novella. So, killed that idea. *snorts* Shows how tired I am. It's remarkable how sitting in a desk chair for nine hours will wipe you out. For those that are curious, remind me after I publish the first book, and I'll post the paragraphs. If this publisher doesn't want the story I'm going to self publish with Amazon and see what happens there. As this piece isn't involved with fan fiction at all, there's no copyright issues, so I'm not worried about it.
My novel on the other hand does have dragons in it kinda like TDC, but at the same time, the history is totally different as are the characters and ideas. I don't know how that one will pan out. Meh.