Several pages near the front of the book have been folded/wrinkled at the corners. The dust jacket has several wrinkles.
This unusual, enjoyable second novel by Engh (Arslan) is a charming picaresque adventure set on another planet. To this unnamed planet comes the odd-looking man known as the Exile. The Warden, Lethgro, has captured the Exile after his escape from Sollet Castle, and now holds him prisoner on the small sailing ship, Mouse. But when an inspector of the Council of Beng is about to board the Mouse, Captain Repnomar, seeing that her friend the Warden does not wish to surrender the Exile to the Council, cuts and runs. And so begins for Lethgro, Repnomar and the Exile (who we have begun to suspect is an Earthman) an around-the-world journey over sea and land, through strange places previously unseen by civilized eye.