So I ran this and a Great Upheaval for my sons' book club as an "intro to DnD" for two different groups of five kids. I think "Great Upheaval" worked a little better for the kids, but this is a very solid group of adventures. Also the world building between this and some other adventures helped me move those five kids through other adventures (Shadows Over the Moonsea, eventually Tyranny in Phlan) so that they felt as though their charecters were charecters in books they were reading which was kind of cool.
Very solid. Would reccomend for new players.
[4 of 5 Stars!]