As a short prequel to the main trilogy it sets the stage quite well.
We’re definitely dealing with teenagers running amok in full immersion virtual reality environments. It’s got aspects of Ready Player One and Anthea Sharp’s Feyland, so if you enjoyed those Socket Greeny may just be your thing.
At the end of the day, a prequel should serve one purpose and that’s to get you wanting to read the rest of the series, and this has definitely served it’s purpose as i dove straight into The Discovery of Socket Greeny. It could have used a little editing to get rid of a few typos, but other than that it’s well written with a fast flowing narrative.