“The reader, perhaps, is wondering,
'Who is Greycat and what does he want?'
Khaavren, at this same time, is wondering,
'Who instigated this disturbance and why?'
Greycat, meanwhile, is wondering,
'Who will attempt to respond to the riot and how?'
Her Majesty, at this same instant, is wondering,
'Who is this Aliera person, and why does
everyone find her so attractive?'”
– Steven Brust,
Five Hundred Years After,
hc p. 149