She’d 75% through Part 1: The Courtesan Prince, which is cool, but she’s not into Sevolites. She likes the Reetions.
How should Reetion-only fans read the series?
Part 1: The Courtesan Prince – Rire’s egalitarian compu-communist society meets neo-feudal Sevildom.
Part 5: Far Arena – Rire’s honor is tested by how they weather the disruption of Amel’s trial, and the associated capture of Kali Station and the “celebrity fever” disruption.
Part 8: Gathering Storm – Erien’s cultural exchange throws civilizations together in celebratory mode. Hilarity and drama ensue. Some tensions get resolved. Grab rats feature.