Fresh creatures to shake up your veteran players. This pdf features 13 original creatures in a little over 30 pages and each creature has two pages devoted to it.
The layout and art is amazing. There is a visual representation for size comparison with each creature that I believe is an especially nice touch. This helps to quickly visualize these creatures that I need to describe during a game.
I like the first creature is a large muscled creature with highly reflective eyes, vicious claws, large glistening teeth and a profile that makes me think, well that is a monster. As I got into this description I found this fearsome creature only attacks when hungry or threatened. The extra details with these creatures and suggestions for the DM gives you the tools you need to drop these creatures in your game and have details you can give your players.
The player hooks are referred to as seeds and are provided with each creature. These are thought provoking and stimulate ideas for any game. One of my favorite ideas actually came from the Protocol Imp. I cannot wait to serve my players a summons from another plane.
I would like to see the orientation of the cover page changed, even if it is portrait and the rest of the pdf is landscape. The cover page has the creature sideways. I believe that choice was made because it is a large creature and you get more detail with that orientation, but personally I would prefer the title name running vertically and the creature upright. Rotate that first page like your image provided and that cover is golden. All in all the art and layout of the pdf is very visually appealing, easy to read and easy to navigate.
If for no other reason, get this volume for the size comparisons. It reminds me of older D&D books that had monsters and player races standing in a line up to help visualize size and I always liked seeing that.