Book Seven of the Sime~Gen Universe.
By Jean LorrahWhen Sime Killed Gen, it was the normal way of things--after all, Gens weren't really people, were they? They existed only to provide Simes with life-giving Selyn. And then Risa Tigue, a Sime, injured and needing Selyn, stumbles on the trail of a Gen named Sergi ambrov Keon. Sergi is a Companion, a Gen who can control the transfer of Selyn without harming either Sime or Gen. In Risa, Sergi sees the potential for that rarest of beings, a Channel. But can Risa survive the transformation--and even if she can, can Simes and Gens learn to live together peacefully? This is the legendary romance of Risa and Sergi.
Ambru - Shiltpron Player
Bethany ambrov Keon - Uzziah's transfer mate
Bess - Gen donor at Householding Keon
Brevit - One of the partners in the expedition across the Gen border in the search for metals
Carlos - nonjunct sime taking transfer from Risa for the first time after her disjunction.
Dran Muller - Head man of the Sime crew loading up the remaining stock from Risa's store.
Erland ambrov Carre – Channe Sergi was escorting to Keon when his laterals were slashed during a storm.
Etta - One of Carre's renSimes, who accompanied Sergi in town.
Etti Pomeridge - She survived transfer burn in an attempted Kill.
Fivvik - One of Tannan Darley's men,
Joi Sentell - One of three women who sat together at Verla's parlor waiting to see the Householders.
Kreg - Risa's younger brother.
Litith ambrov Keon - Wife of Nedd, Sectuib in Keon. Litith acted as householding secretary.
Melli Raft - One of the farm wives sitting with Verla, in the saloon, waiting to see someone from the Householding.
Min - Carlos's wife
Miz Carder - A customer who comes to Risa's store.
Miz Frader - One of three women who sat together at Verla's parlor waiting to see the Householders.
Morgan Tigue - Risa Tigue's father.
Nedd, Sectuib ambrov Keon - Sectuib in Keon prior to Risa.
Neski - One of three junct sime officers that arrive at Risa's house just after a looter was Killed by Sergi when he had to shen the sime out of a Kill attack.
Nikka - Runs the local government Gen Pen in Laveen.
Rang - Treesh's husband, who with Treesh bought the remaining inventory of Risa's store when she left for Carre.
Risa (Tigue) ambrov Keon - Disjunct channel, Sectuib in Keon and the acknowledged leading figure in Gulf Territory. Kreg's sister. Reesey is Morgan Tigue's pet name for Risa Tigue
Rikki - Keon channel with responsibility for maintaining the transfer schedule for the channels and Companions.
Saiter - Companion to Morningstar ambrov Mountain Bells.
Selitta - Specialises in selyn-powered automotive engine design.
Treesh - Rang's wife and mother to Alis and Jobob.
Triffin - A young Gen girl who Sergi and Risa tried to buy from a Gendealer's wagon train, but were refused because they were Householding perverts.
Tripp Sentell - Married to Joi Sentell.
Zabrina - Owner of the biggest saloon in Laveen.