This is the first in a series of Gazetteers that will detail the dread realms that fill the Ravenloft campaign setting, this one featuring Barovia, Forlorn, Hazlan and Kartakass. Each domain is given a full explanations including the histories, laws, the populace, flora and fauna, fashions, places and languages (including samples of words for each domain) among other things.
The book is largely player friendly but contains a chapter at the back ofthe book for DM's only. This features new monsters, prestige classes, magical items, spells, NPC's, villains, domain lords, etc...
The book is filled with lots of useful information for players and dungeon masters alike and will serve to freshen any game set inside these domains. The domain lords presented in these books supersede those detailed in Secrets of the Dread Realms, exoanding them to include information presented in these books and those that followed their original descriptions in Ravenloft 3rd Edition.
If yo uplay Ravenloft, get these books, they are essential.