Top positive review
Good, but like 2nd Ed, ultimately flawed
on 20 August 2004
Another typical 2nd Ed forgotten realms release, a breif history, a few npc characters, new spells etc etc. Where this differs though is that the information presented is actually relevant and useful, it dusts up the abysmal Ruins of Myth Drannor and presents more information on the modern city than the modern sourcebook does, Some important history is ommited, like the other elven settlements of the forrest, which are only breifly covered (almost as an afterthought). Where it does excel is its coverage of the capital city and its major players - but reading through the book - I can't help feeling (as with most FR boxed sets) that there is a hidden agenda behind the scenes at play that TSR aren't going to elaborate on, the major NPCS seem to have very unclear histories and agendas - presumably this is a deliberate effort by TSR / WOTC to sell there apalling novels on the back of this supplement.
Nethertheless, this is probably the most complete portrayal of Faerun's elven culture you will get from the powers-that-be from D&D.