This book is nominally set in the Forgotten Realms. Volo and Elminster wrote the forward and provide commentary (which look like notes attached to the tome) through out. Otherwise, the book is rather setting neutral. If you play 5E, I definitely recommend this one. I'm not going to say it's a must have, but it's a great one.
Also if you want a cool copy like me, support you friendly local game store and get a limited print run hobby edition like I did.
|Like previous 5E books, this one has a great disclaimer. I think this is my favourite thus far.|