Overall, this is a good book, and I generally recommend it. It is an anthology of fiction, and like many anthologies, the quality of the individual stories varies. Obedience is one of the best stories in it, and is worth the price of the book by itself. That story is a reprint from The Seers of the Throne, though. The Storyteller is another excellent piece of fiction that puts a truly dark spin on Mage and is a genuine horror story. The Wheel is also a fantastic story that is well worth reading, though it feels more like a piece of Lovecraftian fiction than something set in the Mage universe. Open Carry and Custody Battle bother do a good job of protraying the Mage world while being quite entertaining.
The remainder of the stories are something of a mixed bag. Many of the others are enjoyable, but some of them are enormously confusing and hard to follow, especially when they attempt to deal with Archmages which is something
[4 of 5 Stars!]