Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Flandry On Merseia
is shot down by Merseians;
travels on a merchant ship of the Sisterhood of Kursoviki;
comes to the attention of the Intelligence chief, Abrams;
is invited to recount his adventure to the Imperial envoy and his mistress;
visits a city of the seafolk;
becomes Abrams' aide and accompanies him to Merseia!
Maybe having an affair with the envoy's mistress en route does not quite fit with the role of a juvenile fiction hero? Flandry is nineteen and Persis is not his first. He has known what he was doing all along. It would have been interesting to read an account of Flandry's first sexual experience.
We have already considered some of Flandry's experiences on Merseia (see here) but rereading might reveal a few more details.