In which Shan yos’Galan receives news of kin.
I’m not exactly surprised by the revelation about Trader Isfelm’s family; in fact, though I didn’t specifically see it coming, it had something of a feeling of inevitability about it as it unfolded.
The ground was well prepared for it, with the foreshadowing of the Dust-cousins and Eet noting the family resemblance.
I’m not surprised by her ring being a Jump Pilot’s cluster, either — that was always my first guess, I just didn’t want to commit myself. It does make me wonder how many of those Korval has had and lost, apart from this one and the one that went with Jen Sin to Tinsori Light.
The clan increases. One wonders if the universe is ready to have more children of Korval let loose upon it.