This novella is part of The Three Dark Crowns series, and it is such a fabulous novella! Just two short stories to do some world building for the readers.
I loved how the first story told us of the childhood of our three Queens, Mirabella, Arsinoe and Katharine. I feel that the added details of the characters and their histories helped to tie me to them even better and helped in my understanding of their characters.
With the story about the Oracle Queen Elisabet, well let’s just say that I’m not overly surprised by the events of it. I love knowing the “real” Elisabet, and I enjoyed her brief story. I’m hoping that the fate of Oracle born Queens will be set to change somewhere in the wrapping up of the series in Five Dark Fates.
In my opinion, this was a truly worthwhile compainion novella to the series.