From the back of the book
Once, in the time before the gods forgot their names, when the world was flat and floated on a sea of chaos, there was an age of gleaming cities, untamed wilderness, enlightened devils, greedy spirits, and mighty heroes. The mighty Realm spreads out from the center of Creation, oppressing all other nations into the service of its rulers, the Dragon-Blooded, a family of ten thousand nobles commanding the power of the elements.
But the Dragon-Blooded are not alone in their power. They are but the most numerous of the Exalted - heroes granted the divine power of the gods - and those they overthrew long ago to claim rulership of Creation have now returned. You are one of the Solar Exalted, carrying the power of the mightiest of the gods into a world that has been taught to hate you and to hunt you. But yours is the power to smash armies, bind demons, devour ghosts, and make the mountains weep with a song, and you are not alone. Will you and your reincarnated companions reclaim the world and lead it to a new golden age, or will your wars and your passions extinguish the last fading splendors of an age of glories? What legends will they tell of your deeds?