From the back of the book:
2nd Edition Fully Revised!
In Legendary Lives, you'll play a hero in a fantastic realm of epic adventure. You'll pit your spells against the magic of powerful sorcerers, wield mighty weapons in battle with mythical creatures, and explore a richly textured world filled with sinister cults and strange societies.
Legendary Lives stresses fast action and storytelling, helping you recapture the excitement of your first role playing experience. You'll have no trouble learning Legendary Lives. It's especially designed to welcome new players - even those who never thought they would enjoy role playing.