From the introduction:
This is a wor[l]d of heroes and villains, of capes and cowls, where the men and women on both sides stand as shining examples of one thing or another. I'm sure you're familiar with it - you may have even been here before. But a world so bright casts deep shadows indeed, and in those shadows, there is another unto itself.
This is a world of myths and monsters, magic and wonder. But it is also filled with many terrible things, and is in possession of scant few protectors in comparison to the world in the light.