Sil's Story (The Jewel/The Lost City #0.1)

This was an extremely short story, and one that didn't make much sense to me.  For it to be listed as a prequel or #0.1, I wanted it to actually lead into something!  Instead, all we get is a picture of a frightened young woman who finds a crumbling farm deep in the woods.  Perhaps if I read the rest of this series, it will make more sense, but for now, it's more confusing than anything else.