The best part about Skyborn is the new character, Adari. You can tell by the way her thought process is written, who she is. The way in which she goes up against the traditional beliefs of her people is also well played. It makes it seem like an alien version of our own dark ages. The Sith also seem more appropriately sinister. This is a slight change from what it was like in the first short story, so there was an unexpected and unnecessary shift in character.
Chronology Note: Skyborn takes place during and immediately after Precipice from the point of view of Adari.