Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II is exactly what you want in a sequel! This gorgeously-formatted text contains 100 subclasses and spells, 50 Faerun deities, holy books, and new magic items. Coming from a star-studded cast of authors, you can rest assured the contents of this product have been tested. My only critique is the lack of an appendix sorting the archetypes by class and/or an appendix of the spells, but navigating the document is still straightforward.
I have yet to read it all, and choosing favorites is not easy, but I would have to go with:
- Archetype - the Druid Circle of the Raccoon under the Gnomish deity Baervan Wildwanderer for their big raccoon companion!
- Spell - Corellon's Arrow for the Legend-of-Zelda-light-arrow nostalgia it gives me :)
- Holy text - Gruumsh's Litany of War, Death and Conquest, which is in fact a massive wardrum crafted from the tattooed skin of ancient shamans.
- Magic item - the Spider Rod because the user can expend charges to cast the web spell and fire silken strands at targets 60 ft away AND because its charges replenish at midnight -- just a great detail!
If deities feature at all in your games, you will benefit from Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II.
[5 of 5 Stars!]