(Also, a nice picture to show off to your friends and enemies …)
Sorry about the repetitions of things, but I have this crazy idea that maybe it should be possible to read Dog Island without having read Driftwood first.
Ideals of beauty are of course relative (and often racist :( …), and Aeron would certainly be less popular among people for whose tastes he would be too swarthy and too Asian. :3
There are some existing fish species called horsefish, but the one Hai-Long is referring to is one that I made up.