Another interesting addition to the story. Malcolm’s return is pretty huge for Sam’s story. I am really happy for him in this. It makes me sad that they had some much time separated from one another, though. An awkward boy who has no one to identify with, but would had his father not gone missing so many years ago. And they lost all of that time together. All of Sam’s childhood is lost to Malcolm now. I couldn’t imagine losing my son’s childhood like that. And now, Malcolm will become the closest thing these Guarde have to a Cepan left. Their adult voice, human though it may be, might help them to be more organized and structured for their upcoming battles, and war. I, like Malcolm, hope that Adam is OK.