This book will appeal to those who like fantacy, and those who are 'gamers'. Games didn't really appeal to me in the beginning, but the author really makes it interesting. Peter, the main character, is a new guy who has inherited a massive variety of abilities. He goes about using them in ingenious ways. I like the heck out of the book and would order it again. Also, I love Sheri S Tepper! She could make a shopping list interesting.
He wears the guise of a Necromancer: the black cloak, the broadrimmed hat, the gauze mask painted with a death's head. But raising the dead is the least of his Talents. He is a wild card that threatens the True Game itself.