For example, one of my favourites in the collection is from the point of view of Kitten, Daine's dragon. Doesn't ring a bell? You probably won't really get the story then. A few other characters flit in and out of mention - a Shang dragon, Numair (a number of times), Nawat the crow man whose story I was not at all familiar with making his "tale" a struggle to get through (one of my least favourites).
Also the pacing was really odd. I can pin-point exactly why, but something to do with the ending feeling like it sneaks up and then suddenly is over and you aren't quite sure what happened. No, not in a good way either.
Still, I did really enjoy most of the book. There were some real gems, especially one set in the contemporary world involving the testing of "housemothers" at a girls home. Again the pacing here was a little odd but it was a lovely read. I would simply recommend only picking this up if you are very familiar with Pierce's work and are as excited as I was to add to your Tortallian collection.