Seriously freaking awesome!I never expected to love a short story as much as I loved this one.And that cliffhanger! EEK!I need more. Now.I'd have to say that the fact that Brigid Kemmerer decided to write a series about brothers with powers really piqued my interest.Michael's novella really set the tone for the rest of the books, it was fast paced, action-packed and emotional.I really loved getting this inside glance into what life was like for Michael before his little brothers became teenagers and had to deal with their own share of the effects of being Elementals.Michael really felt the brunt the of it. It's also why he is the way he is. I completely and thoroughly enjoyed this short story for Michael. I felt for him, how alone and misunderstood he was, how much pressure he was under.Kudos to Kemmerer for giving readers a series that they won't regret spending their money on.