If you are fan of fantasy, and an animal lover to boot, then this is definitely for you!
What is most evident throughout this novella is that the author has a passion for animals - it is there in the introduction and the details about the author at the end.
Coming to the story - I have not read the first book. But there was enough back story explained in this short snippet so that I was not confused. Humanoids who can transform into animals is quite a common premise in fantasy fiction these days. However, what is unique here is that these people transform into magnificent dogs (not wereanimals like wolves and tigers, which has been done to death now!) I found this interesting. The author had also put a lot of thought into tying up any lose ends.
There were actually only a few pages of this very short story - the rest was all promotional material for her other books. That was not too bad since it gave me the chance to check out what the main story line in books 1 and 2 of the Chained Gods series is like - and I think I will like to read the entire series!
My only problem was with the cover - it seemed like an erotica novel with a guy in chains!