Susanna Clarke stays in the world she created in her excellent Dr. Strange and Mr. Norrell for most of these stories, but I wanted more! A couple of the stories are very good, a couple are a little thin, but overall I missed the scope of her larger work. Since this is "more of the same" however, I would recommend it to readers who aren't sure they're ready to take a chance on the giant Dr. Strange. Whichever you read first, if you liked one, you'll like the other.