Maybe the cover art is supposed to be Fire-Eye flowers?
One scene which really touched me was the one after Door's little ball had collapsed. When Dart said that everyone was together, and it was over and Chot just snapped!
"Fish guts! It's not over 'til it's over, and one of us is missing! I go on! I have always been for the good of the tribe, for safety, for Dart!
I know some think me a fool, or that I am too quick with my tongue, or too ready with the blade -- but I live by my own honor, my Way. I would give my life for any of you.
But we're not all here, and I can't rest. I'm going to find Jethel."
Though, I wonder why Chot didn't try sending to Suntop whether or not they had picked Jethel up with the Palace. I know his sending abilities are limited, but Suntop in the Palace would have picked it up anyway.