I'm going to be up-front and preface this by saying I don't like D&D 5th much, and my single experience playing Five Torches Deep with a group was a miserable ardious affair that I don't blame the publisher for at all. So if I sound a little bitter and harsh, it may be flavoured by that.
Five Torches Deep is a brief and short book, trying to bring D&D 5th rules back to the old early AD&D days when the Satanic Panic was running rampant, Miami Vice was still showing Bruce Willis on TV for the first time with a full head of hair and the keytar was still performed in front of live audiences. I'm not personally familiar with those days, as someone born in the 90s, but, I've heard the wild stories. Based on the bardic-like tales I've heard, the style and the rules delivered seem to really seem to align and I highly recommend the system for those hoping to have a taste of those old days.
Just be aware that my copy that I got was printed in landscape which I've personally found deeply awkward to both read and store on the shelf. I would have preferred it in portrait style, and I hope future copies reflect this. This was my only main issue with the book.
[4 of 5 Stars!]