I am done! I have have finished the book. I made a concentrated push two days ago so I could wrap this up. Although on a personal note, I do still have to do the 'discussion' of it with H.
In conclusion, Poul Anderson is not to my taste, so I can safely say I have no intention of reading anything else by him. And I'm going to hide behind, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."
Even I'm tired of this topic, so on to other things. I'm about to start a book about the Smothers Brothers - I'll keep you posted.