This series of interconnecting gamebooks each of which provide an area that can be explored non-linearly the Steppes covered in this book is a vast area with nomadic tribespeople, and is reminiscent of a fantasy Mongolia! There are lots of random encounters you can find in this and all the books . This book has some major Quests you can undertake although I've only just started scratching the surface of it. The atmosphere of this book is great, with a very mysterious area to explore filled with old ruins. For more details I suggest reading the other reviews!