From the back of the book
"From the chaos of the Dragon-Blooded Shogunate's collapse arose the Scarlet Empress, hero-tyrant and founder of the Realm. In the centuries since her ascendancy, the Scarlet Realm has become Creation's foremost imperial power. Kingdoms and city-states across Creation look toward the Blessed Isle at the world's center and bow in submission to the authority of the Scarlet Throne, the might of the Imperial legions and the doctrine of the Immaculate Order. The Great Houses of the Scarlet Dynasty, Dragon-Blooded descendants of the Empress, scheme against each other and vie for power. Now, the Empress is gone, and the Realm's future will be forged by the deeds of heroes.
The Realm expands on the history, politics, culture, law, and economics of Creation's greatest and most terrible empire. It details the Realm's governmental institutions - the Thousand Scales ministries, the Deliberative, the magistracy, and the All-Seeing Eye - military, and its state religion, the Immaculate Order. It also provides an in-depth look at the lands that make up the Realm - both its heart on the Blessed Isle, and its satrapies scattered across the world.