You lucky people who can download this for free! The first book I read by Wells was "City of Bones" and was electrified by it. At the time I read "City", "Element of Fire" was her only other novel at the time, and it was out of print. I was so taken by "City" that I decided to invest $40 on a proof copy of "Element" that I found on line. After reading "Element", I felt vindicated for splurging on the $40. And here it is for free! This is an interesting paradigm in itself, where you have no risk but your time investment. Except that you might get hooked on Wells and have to buy/borrow her other books, and get pulled into those... hey, first one's free...!