This seems like an odd addition to this series books. It came quite literally out of nowhere. Just took a strange turn, and this whole section of the past didn't seem worth telling, really, unless it gets tied into the future more than just the whole witchcraft thing in general. I enjoyed the story, but it didn't seem to fit. While it had the same feel and formula, it wasn't a necessary part to this series. Definitely a worth-while read if you're a Private series fan, though!