Marigold was thrown in jail because she stole her necklace back from an arrogant noble who took it from her. Now she is free, but not many people want to hire her. She runs away from the city, and vows to find a way to live in a neighboring area, where the authorities hopefully won’t find her. Nevetheless, the trouble follows her. Now, she has been swept up into the world of dragon shifters.
This short prequel tells the story of Marigold’s journey from prison, to the city where the next few stories in the series are most likely going to take place. It also explains the backstory of Marigold’s character.
There isn’t much character development here because it is a prequel to the first novel. The most character activity is in the form of telling Marigold’s story and seeing the world through her eyes.
There is definitely quite a bit of world-building, as we get to see how the prison system works in Marigold’s world and how the nobles treat their citizens. Once we get to the shifters, we also see how the military works and how the different cities are connected.
The plot moves rather quickly in this novel, but it is only a couple of days that we get to see in this prequel. It ends right before the next book is going to start, and I can’t wait to read Bated and find out what happens next!
There were no editing or formatting errors in the story.
I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys reverse-harem adult romance and fairy tale retellings.
I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 5/5