This books starts with three distinct threads and moves them with no hurry to their logical conclusions. I expected a cunning plan which would ultimately tie the threads together before the end, but did not get my wish. Well, in fact two of the three threads crossed each other somewhat in the beginning, but it was not fully exploited. In retrospect, the main plot (T'llin) seems the least interesting, with its 'too easy', behave-better-than-your-enemy resolution that you would expect from a Star Trek: Voyager episode, although the ending had its share of humor and tragedy also. The characters were quite themselves, especially Na'Toth had her temperament intact. The events take place during the Narn-Centauri war.