This is an internet short story that bridges between the first and second book in Maria V. Snyder's [b:Study Series Bundle|6139020|The Study Series Bundle (Study, #1-3)|Maria V. Snyder|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OGN9q8bXL._SL75_.jpg|6317845]. Since I had read the first book in this trilogy quite a while ago, this story was very useful in helping me to reacquaint myself with the plot of the series before beginning the second book. For that reason, I enjoy when author's write these short stories that fit between the books. When I am reading a series as the books are published, I find these stories useful for two reasons; first, they allow me to stay involved with the series while I am waiting, keeping my anticipation up. Second, as I said above, they help reacquaint me with the outline of the plot when I am ready to read the next book.