This is clearly a media tie-in project, with a big "Disney" label. The stories yank in elements from both the movie and the well-known videogame series, without a lot of cohesion. But then, "bag of stories" always works in the Arabian-Nights-ish setting.
I snagged this in order to find out, amid all the "Prince of Persia" commercial properties, whether Mechner was a good writer. You know? I think he is.