Originally supposed to be a free short story, it ballooned much bigger than Ms. Chance realized and ended up becoming an e-book instead so took a few more months to come out as contracts were being dealt with. I had been looking forward to learning more about Mircea although I tend to be more of Pritkin fan but I felt like this didn't really do much for that. It only covered a few days in his life and really is how he met the Senator who is the Council in Cassie's time. We get a few insights into his thought process but not much and frankly, it's so long because it is highly detailed in terms of the clothes and surroundings which don't add a lot to the overall plot which was definitely a short-story plot, not one to carry a novel. Not a bad short-story, it plods a bit for a full-length novel but fans of the series will probably enjoy the read and at a reasonable e-book price it's almost worth it.
Page count: 406p/12,907p ytd/193,945p lifetime