I wanted to start the Darkest London series at the beginning, but now I think I should have started with book one rather than this prequel novella. I don't really care about Archer or Miranda and the constant date/time difference annoyed me. I also felt that Miranda wasn't a very strong heroine for helping to heal the guy that tried to sexually assault her in an alleyway. I also thought she was stupid for sleeping with Martin - he didn't show he had any backbone or integrity, so it wasn't a surprise that
[spoiler]he backed out of the wedding and left her alone with her awful father.
[/spoiler] Now I am not so excited to read Firelight, but probably will in October. 1 star.