This is an interesting way to introduce a novel. This ebook contains the first five chapters of the The Black God's War [A Stand-Alone Novel] (Splendor and Ruin, Book I). This novella is fifteen chapters in length. The chapters that follow after chapter five are chapters that were discarded from the initial novel, I assume due to the fact it was already quite long, with it having 85 chapters. So the reader gets a glimpse of the lost chapters of the Black Gods War which give a different view of the events that unfold.It gives us a clearer indication of just how the two siblings are led and even tortured by nightly visions and visits from the Dark Lord.I think this is an intrigueing marketing ploy to get people interested in the full lengh novel and it is one that certainly worked in my case. The first five chapters were enough to warrant buying the longer version.