If you've played role-playing games, especially old-school fantasy dungeon crawls, that's just what you get here. This book will not change your life, but it's a pleasant read, with the full complement of seemingly mismatched characters all coming together for their own reasons - but inevitably to save the day. If you want dungeons, necromancers (at least one), really cool skeletons, and things that go boom, then you should enjoy this book. I liked the characters especially; some are stalwart and don't change, while others...well, I won't spoil it. If someone handed me the character sheet for any one of these, I'd play them in a heartbeat. Good fun, and I look forward to a sequel.