It’s been a year of upheaval, since Bren Cameron’s return from space a year when he and the aiji-dowager, one of his most powerful “atevi” allies, returned home from their two-year interstellar mission to find the government overthrown and their world in chaos.
Now, at last, things are calming down; the Assassins Guild is functioning again, working out its internal difficulties, and Bren is settling back into his routine: not as Lord of the Heavens; not to his regret as Lord of Najida peninsula, where his leisure estate is located; but as paidhi-aiji, an official in the “atevi” court.
His current ambition is to keep himself and his bodyguard out of harm’s way, and to shepherd the aiji-dowager’s daring new trade agreement through the appropriate legislative committees.
Combined with Tabini-aiji’s recent appointment of his young son Cajeiri as his official heir, Bren s workload is challenging, but at least things on the”atevi”world seem to be on the right track.
Something is coming, however, quietly, stealthily, just the first ominous twinkle of a new star in the heavens .”
- Cat. No.