Ugh. I think I still know why I don't like the NJO, but it's too eerily like my own teaching style at times. Have some idea how to end things up, but not a clear path to get there. The only parts I liked were the last 80 pages or so. Only then did I understand the title; I guess Tahiri and Zonoma S. are the refugees. I do not look forward to the third book, especially if, as tjovonovich said, the "chapters" are around 100 pgs each! Grr!