Ravenloft: I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire

Ravenloft: I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire

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by P. N. Elrod, Roddy McDowall
     
 

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The young and idealistic brother to the war-hardened Strahd von Zarovich loves beautiful Tatyana, but so does Strahd. To win her hand, Strahd will do anything--even enter a pact with death and seal it with his brother's blood. Chapter illus. See more details below

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The young and idealistic brother to the war-hardened Strahd von Zarovich loves beautiful Tatyana, but so does Strahd. To win her hand, Strahd will do anything--even enter a pact with death and seal it with his brother's blood. Chapter illus.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The third entry in TSR/Ravenloft's ``open-ended series of Gothic horror tales,'' this is a chilling, dark fantasy again featuring powerful vampire Count Strahd Von Zarovich. Strahd relates how he conquered the realm of Barovia, and how he became a vampire to win the love of his brother's wife, Tatyana. He tells of fratricide, suicide, treachery and a horrible curse connected to his beloved Tatyana. While this volume follows Vampire of the Mists (by Christie Golden) and Knight of the Black Rose (by James Lowder), the narrative's events seem to pre-date those of Golden's story. Although certain events and characters are depicted differently in all three novels, this is not a failing, necessarily, if readers keep in mind that this book is part of TSR's Dungeons & Dragons gaming world, in which each session at the gameboard produces varying scenarios. Elrod's strong prose and excellent pacing are not diminished by being confined to the boundaries of a pre-established universe. Though this novel lacks the baroque sensuality of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire or the streetwise humor of the author's own The Vampire Files , it is an exciting and original vampire tale. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679429692
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/21/1993
Series:
Ravenloft Series
Edition description:
Abridged

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