From the back of the book:
"Extensive World Setting
Updated Rules System
Still No Elves
Imagine a world beyond the realm of traditional fantasy roleplaying-a world of strange and exotic creatures, fantastic flora & fauna, ancient magics, and lost civilizations.
Talislanta is a world unlike any other.
The Traveler's Guide: over 300 pages of detailed information covering the history, cultures, creatures, and geography of Talislanta.
Easy-to-use Action Table system: a single adaptable mechanic for combat, spellcasting and skill use, so there's no need to constantly refer back to the rules during play.
Over 120 character archetypes-with everything a player needs to know to start adventuring in the world of Talislanta right away.
A comprehensive Game Master's guide helps you plan your adventures and introduce your players to the rich and diverse world of Talislanta."