I’m totally intrigued by this story. At first I wasn’t sure I would like this prequel novella. Another fairy story…I mean come on…been there, done that. But this is new and fresh. This definitely isn’t your typical fairy story. It’s more complicated and political than I could have imagined. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into this series and an idea of what it is about.
The characters and world are complicated and I really liked that. There are moral dilemmas and political nuances that add a depth and newness. I liked that Rowan is a bit of a hothead and that he and Marcus have a unique friendship. The mystery is left hanging just enough to make you want to jump right into the first novel. I like that there is foreshadowing for the next part of the series and we get some set up to how the world works ahead of time.
Overall, this was engaging, entertaining, and enlightening. (How’s that for alliteration? ;)) I’m very much looking forward to seeing what the rest of the Mortal Enchantment series is about.
– Necessary? Since I haven’t read Mortal Enchantment yet, I can’t say for sure, but it does give you a lot of background knowledge and insight into the world and characters.
– POV? Rowan
– Where does it fit? It’s a prequel to Mortal Enchantment
– Prior Knowledge needed? I didn’t feel like it was necessary