Here's the paragraph - "Good morning, Dromian." Nibel waited for a response, but there was none, as usual. "Yes well, I have an assignment for you. Of course, I will pay you handsomely for services rendered." Still, the Crackle said nothing. She just looked at Nibel with her steel gray eyes that always made Nibel Gunn nervous.
I liked this paragraph because it sets the tone for the relationship between Nibel and Dromian. For those who have read the book or are a ways into it, you will note that Dromian and Nibel have a falling out later on. To put it bluntly, Dromian runs her own show. At the beginning of the book, she is a spy and a good one but does things her own way. Even though Nibel basically owns Myrkland, he doesn't own Dromian.