I only wanted to read this because supposedly it gives insight into the life Linden’s first wife, Rose. In the books it is hinted that Rose did not really choose to marry him but that she grew to love him, she even tried to escape, before she started falling for him. I hoped that The "Seeds of Wither" would explore all. But, instead, we have first 6 chapters of "Wither" and then 6 pages called "The First Wife" which barely brushes Rose’s relationship with Linden. No mention of her parents or her attempt to escape. No mention why she ended up loving Linden. So, yeah, this was disappointing and basically just useless.