As a story driven book, this title excels. Storytellers and players have asked for years what the political and social ramifications would be for the Return of the Scarlet Empress. The answer provided in essentially what is a 'what if?' book won't disappoint.
The storyline logically ties into previous publications and as such retains a level of consistency. The book is divided into geographical areas and deals with the reclamation activities in each area - allowing this supplement to be tied into any existing chronicle and localised as required. For those running non-Solar chronicles, these is a section (Chapter 6) which deals with the 'others' including an overview of the implications for Malfeas, The Wyld, the Lunar Exalted and Autocthonia.
The production values are of the same high quality that Exalted fans will expect, with the obligatory comic in the front and back, and good quality artwork throughout.
This title is something that will excite veteran players and storytellers. Realistically, though, it is something that you can pick up just to read.
[4 of 5 Stars!]