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This fast-paced and well-written prequel tells Mellissa and Bertram's story and explains the dynamic between them. It also gives some answers about Carlo and how he fits into the world of the soul guide. Mellissa's past is emotional and filled with choices she feels forced to make, making the situation with Bertram even more tense. While this one does answer some questions from book 1, I would suggest reading it after you've read The Soul Guide as some of the questions this one answers add a bit of the mystery to the first book.