The furniture reminded him of the Elvin furniture his mother had described when she told him tales from her childhood. As the survivors from the escape through the Portal had died, his clan had lost the knowledge of how to make Elvin furniture, which showed in the more utilitarian furniture and stamped floor they used.
Not long now, until the Cauldron Bound is out! But The Alchemist’s Apprentice is even closer. I know I should post teasers from The Alchemist’s Apprentice, but it is so short that it is hard to avoid spoilers. But you can read an excerpt at my webpage. 🙂