Ancestral Night 6: Alternative family structures
There's a lot of exploration of alternative family structures, like clades (a term from biology, referring to all descendants of a common ancestor). There's a clear metaphor here (IMHO) to cult groups and the control they exert over both adult and child members. But Bear is careful to show how similar problems can afflict any society, especially regarding how the views of minority groups can be ignored or overruled. Was this interesting? Obvious? Irrelevant?