Chapter 11 is almost done. Marta is traveling to Mataria to help out some friends, surprising even herself. She’d planned on taking on Amaet’s debt for the cost of it, but so far the Power is silent on the price. Very strange. One assassination attempt thwarted, a new player appears, and Tymon the Black has taken an interest in Marta, though she hasn’t a clue why (Yes, I know why, but it isn’t time for Marta or, alas, any of you to know.)
Dessera the ghost has proven to be extremely helpful, if not in any way Dessera herself actually realizes. Marta now understands something important about the craja that she never realized before.
Bonetapper is as snarky as ever. That’s probably never going to change.