I thought I was done with Fading Light, but it wasn't done with me.
My copy of "Federations" arrived yesterday, and I finally got a chance to start reading it. The first story "Mazer in Prison" by Orson Scott Card sang to me. The story was wonderful, and I went to reread it --analytically-- and decided I really liked the character's voice, the way he told his story without telling even though he presented fact.
And I realized I was missing that. Connor was missing that. So I went back to Fading Light and dug back into Connor's problems and how he viewed the world and adjusted a few words here and there to shine a better light on things, and then something huge hit me about the ending. I totally missed this amazing thing he could do.
And now he's done it.
And the story is ready to go. For real.