So this is a big novella that takes place before the beginning of the epic series and introduces us to a teenage Cedi. It's basically the story of Ceda and her battle with the ehrehk, Rumayesh. Ehrehks are creatures created by the gods long ago and there's nothing good about them.
The book reads like three serial installments of a story which, for me, was a little off-putting. Flow-wise. A matter of personal preference, I think. Other than that, it was a pleasure to sink into the author's writing again.
At any rate, it was cool to see more of young Ceda and indeed just to visit Sharakhai again. We get to see a bit of other favourite characters too. It was a fun read.