3.5 starsIn preparation for finally getting around to reading book 2 in this series, I decided to read this companion novella. I have to say, I really liked it, despite the heavy sadness of the tale. It quickly and easily drew me right back into that ship. I was surprised to discover that the focus was not on one of the main characters, but on a side character Amy had a short encounter with in the first book. Look, the story is sad and kinda scary, but it takes a hold of your heart and squeezes. I liked that it focused on art, since so much of this world is on practical matters. I did NOT like the injustice in the story, but it does make sense for the world they’re living in.