This is the second book released by Sword & Sorcery Studios for the new d20 System Open Licence, the same system that the 3rd edition D&D rules are designed around, making this 100% compatible with any 3E D&D products. The book adds a couple hundred new spells (arcane & divine) to the repertoire of spellcasters, greatly adding to their flexibility, and usefulness in a party. These spells are not just filler either, and many are very cleverly thought outm such as: Animal Spy, which allows you to send a Tiny size animal on a limited mission, such as to spy for you; or Quick Sober, which is useful for waking up the party's fighters after a hard night at the tavern!
The book however, gets its name from the chapter on Rituals (mass spells, requiring many spellcasters to pool their magic together to form a co-operative spell such as Armament of the Gods, which temporarily imbues up to 100 suits of armour & weapons with magical bonuses; and Relics which replace the Artifacts of 2nd edition D&D.
There are also several Prestige Classes, the most interesting of which to my mind is the Crypt Lord, who can gain Lichdom at 10th level!
The book is hardbound to ensure it will last for a long time, and is well presented with quality print & paper, and decorated with black & white art, that fits the text. I heartily recommend this book to all fans of Dungeons & Dragons, and look forward to the next release from Sword & Sorcery.