Tor, May 2002, 27.95, 447 pp.
On Allemage, three weeks have passed since her mother died. Now her brother Jentry plans to sell Rue Cassels into slavery as he claims their brown dwarf “Halo World” cannot sustain her with its dying Cyler Contract economy. Believing her dictatorial sibling would gladly rid himself of her while making money off her, Rue flees fortunate enough to escape from the mining colony.
On Erythrion, she f...