In which Section Head Tarona Rusk catches up on the news of her department.
More details about the consequences of the Healing of Tarona Rusk, and more things whose absence was felt in Accepting the Lance. It’s going to be interesting, at some point in the future, to re-read this stretch of the series with Trader’s Leap included in chronological order, and see how much that changes how I feel about Accepting the Lance.
The story of Hosilee ver’Fonat, in particular, is something that I remember thinking ought to have been told in at least this much detail.
I believe this is the first time we’ve encountered the name of Colemeno, so we don’t know anything about the teams that were sent there and haven’t reported back — unless Colemeno is the name by which the Department knows the planet where Bentamin and Tekelia live.
The thing with Sondi falls into the category of the emotional stuff that I never know what to say about.