So I absolutely LOVED Ignite, and I was so excited to see you had started posting the sequel here on the archives because I can only imagine what's going to happen with the raggedy band of these next-gen characters as they go through an even darker time post-Phlegethon at Hogwarts, as noted by the story summary.
This prologue has me intrigued RIGHT AWAY and also illustrates just how dark this sequel is going to be relative to the darkness we got in Ignite. The introduction of this new OC Eva Saida on the side with Thane is very curious indeed and I hope you'll be revealing more of her role and her character as the story progresses. Her innate knowledge of Thane's "obfuscation" giveaways is very interesting indeed -- how could she have known he was lying about losing the Resurrection Stone at Hogwarts? Either way, I'm very very intrigued about this mysterious Chalice, and also who this German Professor character is. Your writing, as always, is full of wonderfully detailed and imaginative description!
I'll be back for more later for sure!
(Magical Menagerie 1: Team Wyvern)