There are three stories, before each story there are illustrations that tell the story your about to read. At first I thought this would ruin the story, but it actually helps create the world she's telling you about. example of illustrations: The Three Stories: Goblin Fruit Spicy Little Curses - I think this was my favorite. Hatchling- This story had a lot to give, but I felt it would have been better as a full book. Laini Taylor (and Melina Marchetta) are quickly turning my favorite genre into Fantasy!