Masters of Jade has elements that will attract those new to the game as well as 1st edition veterans.
If you've ever wondered how powerful mortals with unimaginable wealth and an Motivation for profit worthy of the Chosen stay free from the influences of the Exalted then this book is exactly what you need.
Few books in the game line will give you a better look into the lives of mortals in an animistic game world of petty gods, rapacious Fair Folk, and the might of the Chosen. There are no bland charts detailing exchange rates among Creation's kingdoms or the like. Masters of Jade shows players and Storytellers just how cool being a ruthless merchant king can be.
But the book doesn't stop there. Once you've had an evocative story hook laden look at the origins of the Guild, it's organizational structures across Creation and a look at it's elections and nominal leaders. You get a flexible, mechanically sound system to handle large scale Bureaucracy. Everything from your merchant empire's investments to simply reap profit to wielding organizational might in military campaigns.
The first in what should be a long list of books that will renew excitement for Exalted. This book will quickly become a must have in your electronic or traditional book shelf.