EMBER doesn’t really serve so much as a prequel than it does as bonus material. It doesn’t lead into the events of FIRELIGHT, the first book in the Darkest London series but instead, highlights and expands on certain scenes of the first book. I highly suggest you read FIRELIGHT before you read EMBER, because although you won’t be confused, I just feel like you would appreciate the story more if you know the details of FIRELIGHT.
This book is mainly for those readers who simply couldn’t get enough of Archer and Miranda. Callihan takes you deeper, enhancing scenes and revealing details that readers would appreciate if they loved the first book.
So far, I’m enjoying this series so it will be interesting to read about another couple and see where Callihan takes us.
Read my review of FIRELIGHT.