The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Therem Harth re ir Estraven Timeline and Summary
- Estraven gets Ai an audience with King Argaven. Then he's promptly exiled.
- He goes to Orgoreyn, because where else is he going to go?
- Working his way through the Orgoreyn ranks, he learns Ai is there trying to complete his mission.
- Estraven decides to help the Earthman out again. It works about as well as last time.
- When he learns Ai has been taken to the Volunteer Farm, Estraven stages a daring rescue.
- Together, he and Ai trek their way across the barren and dangerous wilderness of the Ice.
- Back in Karhide, he asks his friend Thessicher to hide him.
- Nope. Thessicher betrays him.
- Estraven tries to gun-it and run-it back to Orgoreyn but is shot and killed at the border.