The book was full of errors, some like the Rockies being on the coast, and some internal like this one where when the alien serves the progenitor on their planet, they lose a limb. So (page 339, SFBC)it says:
"Two hands missing, two extra names" about Parymn Ne Sa who is part of their escort.
Two para later, it says: "Given their entire escort carried weapons in all six hands," and the next para: "Parymn sheathed the weapons in four of his six hands."
I know some people never register this kind of thing, but it bothers me.
I'm going to read two books with different authors next because they have to go back to the library and I'll decide about reading the other two books in this trilogy at the end of that. This book doesn't really end and I may be sufficiently interested in the end to read the other two. We'll see.