Far and Away
Cleon Hardy: When King Oleb conquered Asim, he overthrew
the corrupt Foundation and instead put his own nobility to rule
over the planet. To ensure the loyalty of the Asim, he invited
the inhabitants to elect an ombudsman to bring their concerns
to court. Cleon Hardy is their representative; back on Asim, he
was an economist and broadcaster. He is out of his depth in the
strange court of the Floating Palace, but he’s learning rapidly.