In the eighteenth Foreigner story, Convergence,Paidhi Bren Cameron is sent back to Mospheira to represent Tabini-aiji and deliver the Mospheiran copy of the treaty he signed with the Kyo on Alpha station. He also needs to inform the president of Mospheira that Tabini expects them to take in the five thousand Reunioners currently living on Alpha station. While Bren deals with committees and politians, Tabini’s heir Cajieri is sent to the country to visit his uncle Tatiseigi and ends up in a situation of his own involving his mother’s Ajuri clan and their possible successor.
In the grand scheme of the series, this book was pretty boring. No real action to speak of, just lots of talking. Bren spent so much time going over the same information that I found myself skipping whole paragraphs so I wouldn’t have to read it again. I kind of missed Jago and Banichi. While they are present, they’re relegated to the background. Cajieri’s situation was a little more interesting, since he’s in the process of becoming the adult he needs to be, even while still having childish wishes. He’s starting to know that some of his decisions aren’t always the best and he wants to show everyone he can be better. Maybe the next book will be better.