I knew this game. Lundist held that a man who can observe is a man apart. Such a man can see opportunities where others see only the obstacles on the surface of each situation.
This is a quotation from Prince of Thorns, chapter 11.
How does this sentence work?
Is "he held that a man" equal to "he is a man"?
I've googled that "a man apart" = "standing apart because he has different traits" but I can't make any sense of the sentence. Why is there "is a man apart"? What kind of grammar is it?