It’s not easy creating life, but that’s what Deus was meant to do. And as amazing as his new creations may be, Deus finds that there’s nothing wonderful about being the only person in existence. Using his power, he molds a companion to keep him company; only, something goes awry and Starr soon proves to be as wild as the animals he’s crafted.
What do you do when the only other person in the universe hates you? You fall in love, of course…because that’s how forever begins.
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this novella, if I'm being honest. I read this before I read Creatura or Fruit of Misfortune, and I must say that it helped me understand some of the concepts of the Creatura novels.. BUT, it does not have to be read before Creatura or Fruit of Misfortune. Prelude reads well as a stand-alone, and it also doesn't have to be read to understand the two novels, as Prelude features different characters than the ones in the Creatura novels.
Starr is a fiery character, and certainly made me laugh a lot. Deus' description of wives had me cracking up:
"Haaaaaaa! My inner self squawks. Lesson number one learned: Humanity, like wives, cannot be controlled."