There is a difference between a period of morning (between dawn and noon, say) and a period of mourning (for which dawn-to-noon seems a bit brisk). And if you are a published author or the editor of that published author or the copy-editor of that published author, you should know the @#&$*$! difference! YARRRRRRG!
The Secrets of Jin-Shei is the culprit in this particular bit of howling. Not once but multiple, multiple times.