Generally I like all things in the Forgotten Realms series, but this was certainly not an overall good experience. The best stories, in my opinion, were these: Guenhwyvar (R.A. Salvatore), it was the story of the cat's creation, particularly of interest to fans of Drizzt Do'Urden - The Quiet Place (Christie Golden), this was a story of Jander Sunstar, one of my all time favorites (Vampire of the Mists and others) - The Eye of the Dragon (Ed Greenwood), a little bit of Khelben, a little bit of Elminster, but not really about either, good without over doing the popular characters - A Worm too Soft (J. Robert King), this one was different, and I liked that, and well done. The worst ones, again just my opinion: Too Familiar (David Cook), this one just didn't really go anywhere, and I wasn't terribly interested in the characters (they are repeat characters, though I haven't read them in others) - Red Ambition (Jean Rabe), this one just didn't do anything at all, not well written, dull story, I left it wondering why?
All the rest were probably 3 of 5, with the better ones earning 4 and the lesser ones earning 2 (and the story surrounding the anthology, prologue and epilogue, was not very good either). Over all, it is probably 3 stars, maybe 3.5. If you just borrow it and read the stories of your favorites, you could come out with a four or five experience.