A cynic might dismiss this book as a novella-length version of the kind of historical timelines you might find on a fan-maintained Forgotten Realms wiki.
That cynic is an idiot.
This book pulls together an astonishing amount of historical Realmslore and organizes it in a simple, chronological fashion. It's an essential resource for anyone wanting to enhance their game through a greater appreciation and understanding of the history of the Forgotten Realsm (both in Faerun and beyond).
[4 of 5 Stars!]