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    Hello. I just wanted to drop a line and let you know a few things before the next story starts. You should read Crook Takes Pawn before you begin Pawn Takes King. I've never tried to do this before, this whole "alternate scenario" from another characters perspective. I'm not the first to do it, by any means.
    What comes to mind for me is the Playstation 1 game "Resident Evil 2". In that game, you had two discs, one for each character. You could play as both heroes, and depending on your actions from one version, it would affect the scenario for the other character.
    I'm trying something similar to this story arc in Pawn Takes King. So, I wanted to let you know that I have skipped over a lot of the dialogue and interactions from Crook Takes Pawn. I explain it from a narrative sense by showing that Donny is usually in a drug-induced haze most of the time, and his memory is sketchy. So, I'm not being lazy, I just don't like to repeat something I've already written. So, read the first book, then this one.
    Also, I don't want this book to give the impression that being homeless is hopeless. Things get pretty crazy near the end of this book, and I don't want people to think that being on the street automatically makes you a criminal. Homelessness is so prevalent nowadays that people from all walks of life find themselves in a place unimaginable. Poorness knows no borders.
    However, poverty makes for desperate situations. The tightwalk between life and death is precariously balanced for those without shelter. But I believe a person of lesser means can always better themselves, and their living situations as well. So, just take the last half of this book as it was intended: not as a decree of misery for the unfortunate few, but a gritty crime novel, with a twist of mystery. As to whether or not Donny is a hero or villain ultimately, I leave the decision up to you.
    Thank you, let's get on with the story.
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