Top critical review
Enjoyable, but ancillary reading
on 3 October 2012
Having read and enjoyed the entire Iron Fey series, I was quite excited at the news that this novella was coming out, and to be fair I haven't been disappointed. All that's good from the rest of the series is here: a new quest, the core four reunited again, some pretty special exchanges between Puck and Ash, Meghan's growth, and so on.
The book does, however, suffer from its own short size and narrow scope. There are a couple of big relevations, but it's essentially a big side story, one of those you could skip without really missing much, and it certainly doesn't alter the status quo. All in all, it's for the fans.