This was a pretty good close to the "Light" books. It covers all of the events from The Inheritor
in self-contained sections which could easily be short stories, then follows with a final section in which the main character, Colin McLaren, confronts an old enemy while looking for his student and heir. It's interesting to read the events of the previous books from a different perspective, and Bradley does a good job with continuity. It would be possible if rather spoiler-rich for a reader to pick this book up first and then decide to read the rest of the books.