I have made it to Chapter 15 in "Black Swan Origins: Nineveh." I managed to find a way to put krakens into the story. In the earlier drafts, I focused on plot and character. However, in this draft, I am really having some fun by throwing in some monsters and magic. My proofreaders will let me know if I go too over-the-top, but right now, I am pushing the limit.
Nineveh Academy is supposed to be the most hellish school on the planet, and I am not holding back. Obviously, I'm not going to be gratuitous. That being said, the reader is definitely going to wonder how any of these children can survive the spirits, beasts, and the most dangerous monsters within the walls: each other.