Fantastic little piece that I wish I had read before starting Seraphina. It may be short, but it provides foundational character development for Seraphina, Orma, Viridius and Princess Glisselda. I love Seraphina's approach to problems, her dry humor. I loved seeing how she and Orma interact, and what their relationship looks like on a normal day. I love Glisselda's spunk and stubborness, and Viridius's gruff nature and the way he speaks without a filter. And I love Rachel Hartman's beautiful, descriptive style.Overall, just a wonderful, little depiction of how Seraphina was hired as the castle's music mistress.