Open spoliers ahead for TSOE
I greatly enjoyed "Sorrows" and was kind of sorry after reading the short version that the critical events in the MU timeline were not given the "full novel" treatment.
I know exactly what you mean.
Was annoying how it skipped years at a time and you had to guess what had happened by using the next stage of the narrative.
Still, I have skipped the long version for now and will come back to it when I finish the whole arc.
I am now reading the next book: Obsidian Alliances.
The second story (Cutting Ties) is based on characters from New Frontier.
Is not knowing that series going to screw-up the read?