I very much enjoyed all the stories in this collection, they explore all the different ways that Mage stories can be set and all were spectacular in adding a sense of unique atmosphere in the context of the setting. Truthfully, the stories involving the Nemean and the intricacies of Mage politics got quite confusing and maybe a little unfocused, but that's more down to personal taste rather than poor writing.
I feel the story and setting shines when it focuses on a few main characters and a particular aspect of the world (i.e. the meaning of your life once you've awakened, lovecraftian horrors that you can't solve with spells, why be moral if it only ever hinders you, etc.). But then again, it always has those details that hint at how the wider world exists and fits together.
Good price for the collection, if you read the sourcebook but still weren't sure how a Mage story could go, this is a solid place to start.
[5 of 5 Stars!]