By Robert Silverberg
In the a long way destiny, Earth is a tired backwater and humanity is unfold around the galaxy on worlds that all started as colonies, yet now consider like domestic, each one with its personal lengthy heritage of one thousand years or extra, and every with its personal precise tradition. one of many strangest is on Borthan, the place the founding settlers confirmed the Covenant, which teaches that the self is to be despised, and forbids a person to bare his innermost options or emotions to a different. On Borthan, the filthiest obscenities possible are the phrases “I” and “me.” For the heinous crime of “self-baring,” apostates have constantly paid with exile or demise, yet after his eyes are opened via a customer from Earth, Kinnall Darival, prince of Salla, hazards every thing to coach his humans the true which means of being human.
With a brand new advent via the writer, and the first-ever map of Borthan, this vintage, out of print for the reason that 1992, is a ravishing new addition to the Orb imprint.
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