The End of Honor
The second two-thirds of the novel are more male and action-oriented: it is about war. The purpose of the war: to restore honor to the defiled. Jealous brothers are the backdrop for the drama in this novel.
They are cast: there is the good son who is loyal and proud and his nemesis the treacherous son. Political intrigue is the very backbone of the circumstances which drive the plot forward throughout the novel. The novel is reminiscent of TV series’ in that everyone knows who the villain is from very near to the beginning. When his treachery appears, the main transformation is that the large population affected have to come out of denial and do something about it.