Plus, Dorrinal gives a progress report on his reading of Souldancer, wherein he has reached the halfway mark.
Take a listen!
NB: contra Dorrinal's early impression, I can assure you that the prologue does in fact have a major impact on the rest of the novel. Everyone should read it.
Everyone should also read the entirety of Souldancer, which won a Dragon Award, and Nethereal, upon which the Worldcon CHORFs bestowed a coveted 6/5 Hugo Award.