Ravna Bergsndot - This character is a human native of the Sjandra Kei system and as a child, she is a great lover of romantic adventure from the Age of Princesses.
Pham Nuwen - A human of pre-Nyjoran genetic stock, this character is found among other dead bodies floating in the Slow Zone and is re-animated by Grondr Vrinimikalir, who dubs him the Ur-human.
Jefri and Johanna Olsndot - These two survive a treacherous attack on their starship soon after it arrives on a world inhabited by dog-like sentient creatures that are exiles from old Earth.
Tyrathect / Flenser - This character is standoffish, a killer, and a Flenserist fanatic who is doubtless fleeing the purge that follows Flenser's failed coup.
Amdiranifani (Amdi) - This group consists of a pack of eight dog-like Tines that are four years old who are bred for mathematical genes and trained without usual cruelty...
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