This book is a collection of stats and history on some of the major "movers and shakers" of the Forgotten Realms. Primarily, the characters selected are those who feature in the various Forgotten Realms novels, or who are important enough to warrant a mention in them, although some (eg. Durnan the Wanderer) are taken more from FR campaign supplements than fiction.
Each character gets a list of stats, information about friends, foes, appearance, personality, and other such details, along with a brief history (which in many cases is just a summary of the plots of the books the character has appeared in).
You pretty much get what you expect with this product; more info on notable characters of the Realms to use in fleshing out your campaign. There are also a few additional sections discussing the Chosen of Mystra, some new items and spells, and various Heroic groups of the realms (eg. the Knights of Myth Drannor, the Harpers).
So, overall, not a bad product. No earth-shattering new campaign ideas, but some nice information, gathered together in one place.<br><br>
<b>LIKED</b>: - simple, easy to read, good for reference<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: - a bit too focused on characters from the novels, rather than game supplements or rulebooks<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>
[4 of 5 Stars!]