When I'm ready to publish - once I've finished my current work - I intent to submit my first three chapters to the Australian publishing company, Penguin. Anyway, would my first three chapters include prologue, or not? Basically, my prologue brings the reader immediately to the misdeed of the book. It shows the main...antagonist... of the story, and how he watches others suffer. It does not explain the why, or what lead to it. The first chapter, on the other hand, acts as an introduction, to the characters. The, I guess, willing captives. On the other hand, if the first line is what draws you in, let me show you the first...paragraph, I suppose... of each of them. Prologue: Two shadows lurked alone in the room, almost as one in the dark. Chapter One: A brunette girl was folded up, perched on the window sill with her tan hands resting on the book on her knees. When her concentration was interrupted, her long thin fingers twitched as she raised her hazel eyes. Glancing out the window, she recognized the black four-wheel-drive pulling up outside. Which one?