She truely was one of the greatest sci fantasy writers of all time. Sometimes I come back to this between novels. This anthology fills in several gaps explained in the novels, but sometimes one wants to read the little story in between. Often I could see as if actors played a part, like Dyan Ardais (Ralph Fiennes) and Rafael Hastuer (Johnny Depp) and Danilo Syrtis (Ioan Gruffudd) . The ladies get to be real people too, it is a fun read.