Re-reading Okal Rel: A series of chronological summaries of chapters of the Okal Rel Saga, written by friends and fans.
The Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams is Part One of the Okal Rel Saga, a 10 novel series published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.
When Earth’s first attempt to conquer the far reaches of space was thwarted by the failure of a faster than light transportation system, the first colonists were abandoned.
Subsequent colonizations were successful but ideological differences in cloning caused renegade scientists to sever their contact with Earth and establish their own unique world. Now, thousands of years in the future, the scattered descendents of humanity have evolved into two distinct planetary societies: the Reetions of Rire, who rely on advanced computer technology to regulate every aspect of their lives, and the genetically superior and honor bound Sevolites, of Gelion.
With one conflict already behind them, these two cultures are once again on the brink of war. But one last desperate mission is launched and somewhere within a dark region of space, Reetions and Sevolites find themselves torn between their own alliances and the inexplicable desire that constantly draws them closer together.
Chapter 3 summarizer Angela Lott is the daughter of Lynda Williams, author of the Okal Rel Saga. She is a prolific vlogger (video blogger) and can be found on her YouTube channel, OkalRelsDaughter. She has been very involved in getting the Okal Rel Universe into multiple mediums, including recording a reading of Lynda's Okal Rel Legacy Novella, The Lorel Experiment.
The following summary contains spoilers for Part One of the Okal Rel Saga: The Courtesan Prince. Continue reading with this in mind...
Chapter 3: Admiral of a Single Ship
(Summary by Angela Lott)
Not one of the most fun chapters, but albeit an important one. H’Reth gets his instructions from Delm the Ava, and they are to impersonate Di Mon and meet the Reetions. Of course, since this is Delm and H’Reth they don’t actually want to meet the Reetions. H’Reth is to learn the Reetions' jump and take over a Reetion station in order to intimidate The Purple Alliance (a.k.a. "Perry’s People").
Then we are back in the Underdocks with Jarl, where (true to his evil self) he is beating a child with stones. H’Reth shares the assignment information with Jarl and Jarl comes up with the plan to use Von to impersonate Di Mon. Then H’Reth’s wife Anatolia shows up and reveals that Delm made her get a sperm sample from Von. H’Reth freaks out about his poor Von and goes to comfort him, leaving his wife crying.