65% done with Shaman

There’s a moment when Loon looks around at his new surroundings and realizes that he, and his people, are poor. It’s an interesting scene on a number of levels because so far the story has been describing an idyllic world, somewhat dangerous, but beautiful, mysterious, and pleasant. All that changes with this new perspective and, though this is fiction, you can’t help but realize we’re not descended from Loon.