The Curse is a companion novella to Heir of Ashes. If you missed my review of Heir of Ashes you can find it here.
The Curse delves deep into the story of Roxanne’s parents, letting us know what happened to them and how she ended up where she is. It gives us the additional backstory that was missing from the first book.
I like how it mostly follows Roxanne’s father because he seemed like a very interesting character that just didn’t get to live in the first book. Through following the father we get to see the history of many other characters including Logan, and it also explains a little bit about why Roxanne and Logan’s relationship is so strange. There were a lot of details that I didn’t expect, but made a lot of sense.
This novella only takes about an hour to read and it fills in a lot of holes while also still asking questions. Because there is more to the series, this novella couldn’t answer all the questions, but it makes the world feel more rounded and it gives the history of the characters more backbone. I appreciate that the author could fit so much background into such a quick read.
Because you don’t exactly understand everyone’s timelines it makes the order of events and characters a little harder to follow. I always have a hard time following character names and relationships so it did get a little bit confusing here and there, but it was enlightening to the story.
As far as novellas go I’d say that The Curse is a 4/5 stars. Thank you to Jina S. Bazzar for continuing to reach out to me. I’m excited to read and review the next book in the series Heir of Doom.
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