From the back of the book:
"Welcome to the realm of dread. It is a land of dark terror, treachery, and intrigue. The breathtaking splendor of the days pales against the horrors of the nights, when dead things rise and your darkest fears come true. And this is only the beginning.
And now Ravenloft becomes much, much darker. These new islands are destined to terrify even the bravest hero, and they are...dying to claim you. Visit nine lands where time is measured in pounding hearbeats, where foul lords perpetuate their evil crimes amid the putrid odor of decay. From I'Cath and Saragoss to Timor and Pharazia, read accounts of the islands and dare to view their images on a full-color, poster map.
Beware the Mists of Ravenloft. Fear them, but respect them, too, for they are the only barrier between you and the wickedness that slumbers in your deepest nightmares."