A character mentioned in the shorts stories. Love Makes Whole, set after the novel, The Sundered.
Spoiler territory here. Turn back now, kids.
She is sentient, without question, but her pattern of thought and emotions are so far removed from anything human that it’s nearly impossible to communicate with her. Constant contact with her children is absolute. She’s one with them, and yet distinct, at the same time.
Whether she will ever allow Harry to touch her without trying to kill him is still undecided. Gorish is a Sundered One, and one of the primary characters of The Sundered. More hopes so; Disturbingly intelligent, Aakesh both frightens and excites Harry, who will do anything to keep Aakesh claimed. More hopes so. A Sundered One who resembles a lizard-man and has a major hate-on for Harry Iskinder. More just wants Harry dead, so that doesn’t count. Regardless, if that forgiveness ever does come, it’s going to be a long, long time from now.