Just when Harry thought things were confusing enough, father issues hit him right in the face. Artemus Parnum is Harry Iskinder’s mentor. He’s brilliant, and deeply determined that mankind survives whatever comes next. He’s also tasted Sundered flesh – something even Harry Iskinder’s ancestor, whom SOME consider a hero. More knew better than to do – and as a result, is no longer purely human.
Saving the human race is a hero’s job. Being a hero means counting the cost – and it means big, bad sacrifices. It means being willing to do anything, whatever it takes.
Funny that from a different perspective, heroes can look so much like villains.