Well, it only took me nearly a month, but I finally got around to doing a runthrough of Book 1 using this mod, and I think it turned out great! The new content really is seamless and blends in with the base game very well; I'd actually recommend that anyone starting a new playthrough of Book 1 (newcomers included) go ahead and use the mod; you won't be disappointed.
Spoiler wrote:My favorite moment was probably in the new basement that the Thugs had taken over; the closing door and the ambush once you go through. Very well done! I was also rather startled by the sudden appearance of the spider in the new cave. Very nice!
So yeah, great work! Thanks again for putting this together!
Oh, if you ever do come out with an updated version, I wouldn't say no to having some of the spider egg sacs on the second floor of the Goblin Citadel contain Spider Silk rather than just being decoration. It usually bothers me that they don't, by the time I'm there, because typically by that point I've run out of my own stock (I rarely remember to hold on to it, earlier in the game) and would like to imbue some armor, y'know? :)