If you are an experienced wood carver this will push your expertise to its limits. You will learn a load of new skills and abilities and if you do succeed in completing one of the suggested projects it is fantastically rewarding. The author breaks the challenges down into different categories ranging from (relatively) easy to very complex. Be aware the main commodity needed a plenty is patience, you need it by the bucketful as some of these projects are intricate and complicated.
Nicely illustrated with plenty of detail. If you are a novice woodcarver there are still projects in the book that could help develop your skills but it could easily intimidate a beginner given the advanced skills needed to complete most of the challenges. That said, give it a go but be prepared for failures. Then again that how every advanced carver gets his / her skills. This is an excellent book that I would thoroughly recommend.