C1A: There's no high-loveseat?

I finally started reading High Couch of Silistra again, deciding to re-read chapter one so I could re-acquaint myself with the story and characters.

We immediately meet Estri, an extremely high-class courtesan/geisha type figure.

I'm enjoying the language so far, the linguistics of it seem very elvish to me. The words are flowy, Estri..Silistra..Astria. It's very sensual.

I'm intrigued by the meaning of the Chaldra, the chains the Silistrians wear on their bodies. So far I understand that they indicate social standing while also relating to one's destiny or purpose in life.

I'm looking forward to reading more, the first chapter was enough to hook me into reading part of the second (sorry! I was intrigued), but that's another post for another time. :)