This is a nice collection of short stories. (the title story had appeared in an earlier collection: Firebird). Some of the stories were stronger than others and most lightly sprinkled with some fantasy. The last two stories I thought were the weekest("Wounds and Wings" and "Changelings") This book didn't really stand out to me. None of the stories stayed with me long enough to give summaries of any of them. I vote Nay.