^ And, perhaps you are right.
That being said, it's still tough for me to see them as the same species. I think part of the problem as well is that the brief glimpse we got of them in Destiny
put a pre-conceived notion in my head. That notion was "menacing bad guy", for better or for worse. That's they way I expected them to be portrayed here. I realize though that, had that actually been all there was to them, I would have been severely disappointed in this book. I'm glad Kirsten took them the direction she did. It showed a ton of originality. But, at the same time, it took me out of the story a little as I read it the first time.
Maybe upon a re-read in a few years time, I'll see it differently.