7/18/12 ** I had to laugh when I read that this is "Fire & Thorns 0.5."
I thoroughly enjoyed this glimpse into Alodia's head, though I had to keep reminding myself that this was 1) before the first book, AND 2) not from Elisa's perspective.
My take-away: We can't assume that we know what others think about us. It was so interesting to understand that both sisters had so much respect for the other, but each often assumed the worst of the other.
Thanks Rae Carson for giving us this alternative perspective.