Wonderful novella from the Fire and Thorns world. The events in this book take place before The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Alodia and Elisa head to a wedding. Once there they come across the shadow cats. Seems these jaguars have been terrorizing the area. The people believe the upcoming wedding may be to blame for the shadow cats and the blight on the land. When a young girl goes missing Alodia takes off to find her. She discovers what’s really happening and takes care of it. All ends well. The main point of this book is to show that Elisa can take charge and is more than a useless bearer of the godstone.