For those of us who just couldn’t get enough of Archer and Miranda in Firelight, there is just a little bit more of their story to share. “Ember” is characterized a prequel novella, but I’d consider it more like a companion piece highlighting a string of events leading to Archer & Miranda’s reunion.
Most of those events are referenced in Firelight, which make them familiar, though enjoyable to read in more detail. We get a closer look at Miranda’s failed engagement and how she met Billy, as well as Archer’s trip to Egypt and the Mexican vision quest that leads him back to London.
I don’t know how well this will serve for people who haven’t read the novel yet, but it works well for those of us who have. It’s simply missing the most vital part of what makes Firelight sing, which is the relationship between Archer and Miranda in action. Still, it’s a welcome extra for fans of the series. A little less than 4 stars.
*ARC Provided by NetGalley
Emberby Kristen CallihanRelease Date: January 31, 2012Publisher: Forever (GCP)