The author says in the note at the end that this book is set in the world of the Angelini but is not considered fully part of that series. I wish this had been mentioned somewhere else, because there really isn't a forwarding of the series background story. However, having said that, I do feel it does add something to the series in that it closes a few loose ends and gives some insight into secondary characters that most of us who have read the series like. Like the rest of Jory Strongs books this is a good read with my only complaint being that I would have like it to be more, but then I'm greedy that way.
I can't believe I didn't review this already! I've read all the short stories in this series and loved them, they add so much to the full books. This one, however, is my favorite of them all. Its not just because its Dragos and Pia, who are still my favorite characters, but the parts from Liam's point of view are just so very FUN. I love seeing more of their day to day life and the way these strong characters interact not just during crises, which is always what goes on in the main books. This is not a story for someone who has not read the Elder Races series really, but it is a wonderful addition for those that have. On the other hand, if you have not read any of the other short stories related to the series this is a good one to start with.