Just letting you know I've got to shuffle my shelf today, but I promise to have your novel back up in a couple weeks. I see you've been doing some updates, so I want to pay it a visit again soon. In the meantime, keep up the good work. Judging from some of the comments, your novel may be a challenge to sell to a few readers (probably like my own will be when the time comes to find representation), but the language and conceptualization is lovely, and there is such a strong sense of otherworldliness you've created. I'm sure if you carry on polishing it you'll have a masterpiece here.
Upon having another glance at your first chapter I'd make a suggestion about its presentation. Why not take the prologue (the letter and journal entry) and actually give it its own separate authonomy 'chapter'? I think that by keeping your prologue attached to the first chapter, which starts with two of its own quotations, there's an unnecessary degree of visual complexity. Just a suggestion - I wish authonomy had an optional Prologue slot we could use, as this would make things easier.