This is a prequel/companion novella of "The Wilds"—the first instalment in the Reign and Ruin series—in which we can read some scenes that give us little (but good) insides of Marty, Cirrus and Lucan. They are the main male characters of this exciting world Hedger has created, one I can't help being fascinated by, and saying I love those three would be an understatement. Of course, that is for very different reasons, but I do have an appreciation for each of them nevertheless. We get a few additional info here—not just about them, but also Palet—and it's all very useful in order to understand certain dynamics and actions better and make the journey to follow an even more interesting one.
You should definitely read this alongside "The Wilds" to be properly absorbed into the fantasy world of Palet and its unique characters, and guess what? The author gives you the chance to do that with both novel and novella for FREE! Are you really able to resist such temptation?