Charmed indeed. I bought this book solely for the Mercedes Lackey story and loved it as I have all of her books. But the other two stories are also worth the buy. Catherine Asaro's story is brilliantly imaginative. The romance has many difficulties and the romance lovely, but read this as a full book. After this was published she wrote the Charmed Sphere which focuses on two other characters in the short story, (Muller and Chime). Iris and Jared's story is included in this. It is better this way. Miss Lackey's story is brilliant as always, but wasnt her best. And the third is good enough in places but not as brilliant. Still but it, the stories are original and entertaining and are perfect for a rainy day, when you want to stay in a bed with a good romance.