This collection includes some work by Bradley herself, including a piece that appears in one of her novels. “The Hawk-Master’s Son” gives more detail to some popular characters and there is some about the Forbidden Circle in the title story.Perhaps the best one is “The Fires of Her Vengeance” by Susan M. Schwartz. Schwartz does a good job of conveying her character’s determination and panic. She also trusts the reader and makes the reader think. “Vai Dom” by Paxson is a good explanation about how the kingdoms in Darkover came to be. C. McQuillin’s “The Forest” is a story that is in many ways a painting.