Having read only one other of Mercy's shorts I wasn't sure what to expect. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. It was an intriguing and exciting short fantasy read. I won't summarize the paranormal and mystical beings involved since other reviews have already done so to the point of being "spoilers."
Suffices to say that it is appropriate for ages 13 and beyond, there is enough character development for one to find the characters engaging, the pace of the story is excellent and the plot is intriguing and a touch of PG romance. It's free at the time of this posting but I wouldn't have had a problem paying for it. It is indeed short in length but it is a full and rich story. I definitely recommend this one especially to readers who enjoy stories containing paranormal/supernatural beings and the fantasy genre. One reviewer mentioned that this is a prequel to Mercy's novel "Scent and Shadow" so of course I plan to read that novel very soon. However, right now I'm reading the Lord of the Rings Series. This short was read while taking a very brief break from LOTR which is totally beyond "awesome." If you like fantasy, of course I recommend LOTR (PG) and the Game of Thrones Series (PG-14) and the first 9 books, maybe 10, of the True Blood Series (R rating). Unfortunately, after book 10 the series royally sucks.