A bit on the short side, even for a small novella, only about a 20-30 minute read. It was quick and to the point, however, and gave a little of Vlora's backstory. Brian's high quality writing is as present as it is in the full novel, though I felt this short story could have used a little more meat, as not a great deal happens. The duel at the end is exciting and well written, though the story as a whole needed just a bit more "oomph".
I love the use of novellas/short stories as a way of filling in background stories of characters, and I do look forward to more of these from Brian.