We played some more In A Wicked Age tonight. It went pretty well, seeming like everyone was now into the groove of how to play. One recurring character got intentionally removed off the list because his player was sick of him (the guy had some seriously bad chapters), and there seemed to generally be more awareness of how to position the characters for conflicts.
The story went more smoothly than the previous ones, too, with two tangentially related plots each being resolved quite nicely.
I'm really liking this game, and each chapter increases my enjoyment.