Veranthea Codex is exactly what I want from a fantasy world. It has a rich history with many unique races, classes, factions, and locations, which run the gamut from steampunk/dieselpunk to wuxia to weird western. It blends all of these niche, weird sub-genres of fantasy in a way that gives you everything you want from those ideas, but also manages to create an even more interesting world as the sum of its parts. The setting perfectly toes the line between embracing its pulpy and gonzo inspirations, while still allowing for serious storytelling. I'm personally not one for crunch, but if you are, all of the setting flavor is represented through some really cool new races, classes, prestige classes, and other mechanics. I also appreciate that the new content is designed so that nearly all of it can be seamlessly integrated into other settings.
If you're skeptical of 3rd-party published campaign settings, let me assure you that this one is well worth it. Golarian is great for a kitchen sink fantasy setting, but if you really want to take your pathfinder game to the next level, check this book out!
[5 of 5 Stars!]