Ember is labeled as the prequel to Firelight, the first book in the Darkest London series, but as many others have said, it doesn’t read like a prequel. For me it’s more of a companion to Firelight, because most of this novella takes place after Archer and Miranda have already met. What Ember does is fill in the gaps, answers questions about what both were doing before the events that brought them together again in Firelight.
This is one of the better novellas I’ve read, and had me wanting to go back and do a re-read of Firelight, but I don’t feel like I learned anything all that important or insightful. That said, it was entertaining and I’m even more excited to read the next book in the series, Moonglow.
My thanks to netgalley.com for providing me with a copy of this ebook in behalf of Forever, an Imprint of Grand Central Publishing.