There were some really good stories in here. I think my favorite was actually Blue Boots, by Robin Hobb. As frequently as her writing has disappointed me recently, when she does something right, she does it really well. I discovered a new author I'm looking forward to reading more of. There were also a few stories I really didn't care for, too, which is the case with any anthology. I was actually pretty disappointed in the one by Peter S. Beagle. It's received good reviews by most readers, but it really fell flat for me.