on Oct. 21, 2012 :
Short stories/novellas are rarely "important" to the telling of a series' story. Molly is very much an exception. This book explains SO MUCH! And it's a great story all on it's own (but you definitely want to wait to read it until you've read Pieces of Eight). Molly is a complex character; one you don't necessarily even like, but you understand where she's coming from and you want to know what happens with her. The events of Molly unfold simultaneously with Pieces of Eight and shed some great light on what Frey couldn't see. The end teases you with what may occur in book 3, Rise of the Seven, and I am just dying to see how that all unfolds. Another fantastic read in the Frey Saga!
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(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
on April 28, 2012 :
*Spoiler Alert!* If you haven’t read the first two books, Frey and Pieces of Eight, this probably won’t make sense!
This is a short story about Molly, a human girl that we met briefly in Freya's story. Molly is...Molly is a human in a fairy tale world, and never mind the fact the she always wanted to be in that world. When she is taken from the forest near her home, she accepts Asher's proposal and becomes one of his "women" for lack of a better word. Women that are only thier to produce him an heir. Of course, she doesn't know that, and when being moved to a secure location she is caught by Freya and her group.
It was very interesting to see a different POV. We know, know, that Freya intensely dislikes the human that she saves from her "protectors." And seeing it from Molly's point of view makes things fun. But Molly is rather warped, her perceptions banking on lies. And reading Frey then this present stark contrast. It also makes you want to read the third one a lot!!
Very well written, with a character that reveals to us new information that will be an effect for Freya, and her band of followers. A good, short story about a girl who really got the wrong end of a big deal. Read this if you have read and enjoyed Frey's story thus far!
(reviewed the day of purchase)