Tuesday, 8 November 2016
On the third line from the top of p. 535:
"Avalon struck. The boat reeled. Under an intolerable load of light, viewscreens blanked."
On the second last line of p. 537:
"The skies erupted in radiance."
A load of light; an eruption of radiance. This is the same event described from two points of view. Daniel Holm has launched the Avalonian defenses. See here. Because Ferune and his staff know what has happened, their pov is "Avalon struck" whereas, because the crew of a Terran Meteor are taken by surprise, their pov is "The skies erupted..."
Abdullah Helu from the colony planet of Huy Braseal exclaims:
"''Ullah akbar, Ullah akbar...'" (p. 538)
- and, slightly later:
"'Hand of Fatima...'" (p. 539)
As we have said before, if human beings travel into the galaxy, then they will take their religious beliefs with them.