The Merman's Children.
"Summer was yielding to autumn. Leaves seemed paler green than erstwhile, a few already brown, red, gold; the sky too had gone wan, pierced by geese whose cries awoke wordless longings; when the sun went under the treetops, a breeze that had been cool became chill." (p. 119)
Seasonal changes, sunsets and sunrises are major events in Poul Anderson's prose. Leaves change from green to gold, the breeze from cool to cold. Forest dwellers see changing colors, hear departing geese and feel cooling air. I think that we can verbalize those longings: we would like to fly away like the geese.
Tomislav, like Corentinus in Ys, wants to make conversions but meanwhile is friendly and helpful in practical matters.
"An alliance of the Subitj and Frankapan septs gave strong government." (p. 120)
There is much more here but that is enough for tonight.