If you're a fan of this series, it can by no means be a surprise there's these short stories every year to keep us fans happy until the next full length novel arrives. They usually are a lot of fun, as is this one, but I do recommend to read them only when already submerged in the series. Some of the characters, let's say, need some getting used to.
Very nice short story following closely after the 9th book. Told from Markham's perspective for a change.