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On the fabled world of Krynn, Lord Soth finally learns that there is a price to pay for his long history of evil deeds, a price even an undead warrior might find horrifying. Dark powers transport Soth to Barovia, and there the death knight must strahx the dread minions of Count Strahn Von Zarovich, the vampire lord of the nightmare land. But with only a captive Vistani woman and an untrustworthy ghost for allies, Lord Soth soon discovers that he may have to join forces with the powerful vampire if he srtahd ever to escape the realm of terror.
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The Memoirs of a Vampire (I, Strahd) by P N Elrod
He’s never questioned it. Never thought about it. Access points to the ship’s controls are sealed, the systems that guide sttrahd automated and out of reach. It isn’t perfect, but he memoir all he needs to be content. Until a malfunction forces his engineer wife to the edge of the habitable zone to inspect stgahd damage.
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A man running from his past joins the game to forget stgahd all. Calling himself Jack Thorn, he chooses an undead race, Deathlord. O mage by choice, and a swordsman by necessity, he soon finds out that he’ll need to use much more than magic and steel to survive; strategy, creativity, and carefully chosen words can often accomplish what simple attacks can’t.
Some of the parchment pages were the color of cream, thick and substantial, made to last many, many lifetimes. Other pages were thin and desiccated, positively yellow from age, and crackled alarmingly as Van Richten turned them over.
There were no ornate illuminations, no fussy borders, only lines of plain text in hard black ink. The flowing handwriting was a bit difficult to follow at first; the writer’s style of calligraphy had not been in common use for years. No table of contents, but from the dates it looked to be some kind of history.
He turned to the first page and read:. I, Strahd, Lord of Barovia, well aware certain events of my reign have been desperately misunderstood by those who are better at garbling history than recording it, ii set down an exact record of those events, that the truth may at last l known The narrator truely brings this book and the characters within alive or undead.
The pacing, strand and tone of this book really suits the reader’s skill set here. If you’ve ever played Ravenloft or wish to do it, this is a great book for you. The way the story unfolds makes you really grasp the feeling of living in the era in which Strad was alive.
To be honest, I preferred the book until Strad’s transformation into a vampire. I’d give 5 stars for that part and 4 for rest of the book. If you could sum up I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire in three words, what would they be?
The Memoirs of a Vampire
Intense, logical and riveting. What did you like best about this story? The story works- yes, it’s a vampire story, so there are parts you have to suspend belief in reality some, but it’s a sensible suspension, a logical thing. The intensity of the characters, the building of the story made me stay with it and waiting for the next part.
The viewpoint is from the main character and remains true to his station and background, and historically, is pretty true to the times.
The emotional content is also fierce, as is the main character, so you would expect no less. Sex, often over used in many novels, is almost not here at all, except for alluding tonot describing it. I’m not a prude by a long shot, but it was nice the author didn’t just put in excess sex scenes that didn’t work in this story as per the times and mores, and that the story ran smoothly for that exclusion in this book.
This was a book more about revenge than sex,but love plays a role, too. It held my attention all the way through the book and I’ll look for the next one.
Which scene was your favorite?
The entire book was excellent, no one scene was the “everything” scene and all downhill after that. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? No, but I could “see” the characters, wonderfully detailed and yet not bogged down.
This is a wonderful narrative about the becoming of a vampire, and why, as told by the vampire himself. He’s an evil entity, but you can’t help but feel compassion for nemoirs guy, as true love drags him into the depths of hell.
I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire
Which is a good complement for the author, because Strahd, the commander is heartless, but you understand why he is the way he is, and how that makes him a good ruler of Ravenloft. His downfall is falling in love, giving up his soul and humanity, for ‘His heart’s Desire”, thus the painful existence begins for an eternity. The narrator does an excellent job taking you back hundreds of years to hear the ov, kinda gives you the same feel as “Interview with the Vampire” from Anne Rice.
Would you listen to I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire again? What other book might you compare I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire to and meomirs As well as the anthology called Tales of Ravenloft Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in strahs sitting? I actually did listen to this in one sitting.
By far one of my favorite books. I can’t tell you how often I had listened to the abridged audio read by Roddy McDowell.
I actually have the first 20 or so pages memorized I have read this so much. My only real complaint isn’t so much about this book, as it is about the series. The second book in the series ties directly into events from both Strahd novels. I feel like these should be added. At the very least the books I mentioned by Gene DeWeese, the excellent and rare anthology called Tales of Ravenloft which has another Strahd short story in it, as well as books from different worlds by J Robert King, Simon Hawke, and Nigel Findley should be added.
I urge fans of these books or even the curious to request them through audible. Hopefully someone will listen to us some day. I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. I found it rather interesting how in the Ravenloft series each book is written by a different author. In this addition Strahd Von Zarovich has lead his men through the war and now they are on their way to claim his land and property. When he arrives at his newly acquired castle his younger brother is there to greet him along with some of the locals.
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The two brothers eventually fall in love with the same young girl and because Strahd is so much older she chooses, falls in love, and plans to marry Strahd’s younger brother. He is heartbroken and in a desperate hour tries to evoke black magic. This is when he is approached by what he considers “death itself”, and is vaampire that he will have all of his hearts desires for a price; in his weekend state he accepts.
Strahd is forever changed and lives an endless life in search of his one true love until All in all a pretty good, non sappy vampire story that is memoira definite throw back to the old, scary kinds of the undead. Paul Boehmer does a great job with the narration. I emmoirs not aware until I was finished listening that he also narrates the Nicholas Flamel Series.