This novella sets the stage for the adult Gray Ghost series.
This was a lot of book for just under seventy pages! I have personally read the rest of the Gray Ghost Novels from Amy McKinley and I am still pondering if this is one of those prequel novellas that must be read before you read the books that come first or not? I for one feel like this opened my eyes to a lot of things that may have just not quite had clicked for me before after reading the previous two. I do wonder if that was intentional though of the author all along. Especially after reading this latest book. Regardless, I would highly recommend that at some point all the books in the series.
This one really does exactly what it says it will. It shows us how these teenage boys came into the adults they are today. These boys have suffered in their own individual ways. It has led them to live a paramilitary lifestyle and form a group to protect the abused and weak. In a way they could be described as a modern day group of ‘Robin Hoods’. These are the reasons why they are the way they are. I loved this one, and I can’t wait to find out what will come next in book three, Beneath the Surface!
“All right, Watters. Let’s make a deal.”