What I loved about The Edge was that it gave more insight into the characters. Getting to know the motivation of the characters and witnessing their character growth in a whole new way. Often in story lines, you see how characters grow over time. With The Edge, you get to see just how far the characters have come before we even witness the events in The Awakening. I loved Aidan before and am completely enthralled with him as a character now. Seeing the depth of complexity of his background brings more insight into what happened in first book.
You definetley have to read The Awakening before opening The Edge. Even though it is a prequel,as a reader you won't have that same connection with the characters. You need to see where they are now before you see where they came from.
This is hands down one of the better prequels I have read. This series is one to keep your eye on and tops my Indie Book list.
Pick up for The Awakening and The Emerged. You won't be disappointed.