In which we are introduced to the persons of Clan Mizel.
New novel, and a new set of characters. This first chapter does a good job of establishing them not only as individuals, but also in relation to each other.
It also does the duty of bringing a reader new to Liad up to speed on some of the key cultural features, by way of Sinit addressing those differences from the other end.
(Sinit Caylon has been one of my favourite characters in the whole series ever since I first read this chapter. She reminds me a lot of me when I was that age.)