I'm Darren W. Pearce, you might know the name (or not) from various RPGs over the last 13 or so years. I've seen a lot of RPG settings, I have worked on the Doctor Who RPG for Cubicle 7, Lone Wolf with Mongoose and Joe Dever and I've been kicking around in the RPG field for about 34 years or so.
I have seen a lot of settings, but Sean Patrick Fannon's Shaintar is one of the best High Fantasy Epic settings I've seen. I picked this up recently and it's a superb take on fantasy in general, packed with information galore on Shaintar and so many nice touches. I know my players are going to enjoy playing in a world that's not about murdering kobolds for gold coins, or slaughtering hordes of orcs.
I'm a big fan of Asprin's work, of Leiber and Shaintar is one of those rare settings that gives me the same chills as I got when I found the adventures of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, or delved into Sanctuary for the first time.
So Sean's really knocked this one out of the ballpark and I can't wait to spring it on my players. Top quality writing, good art and excellent setting information combine to really make this shine.
[5 of 5 Stars!]