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To win her hand, Strahd will do anything–even enter a pact with death and seal it with his brother’s blood. Mass Market Paperbackpages.
I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire (Ravenloft, #7) by P.N. Elrod
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Lists with This Book. Oct 27, Edmund Feliciano rated it it was amazing. This book should be called, What if Dracula won and was a Total Badass! What I learned from this book? If you really want to be left alone, you should buy a castle and employ cut throat, Romanian Gypsy guards. This was an oddly enjoyable book! Elrod’s writing, so I figured I’d indulge in nostalgia and read this. The plot covers Strahd’s background, his choice to become a vampire, and his path from that choice to his weird existence surrounded by zombies in a trashed castle.
Overall, the first half was excellent, with a powerful feel of realism maybe more so because I was reading it on a quiet, thundery daybut when it got to th This was an oddly enjoyable book! Overall, the first half was excellent, with a powerful feel of realism maybe more so because I was reading it on a quiet, thundery daybut when it got to the part with Tatyana, it started to lose believability for me.
I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire
Without giving away anything that isn’t on the back cover, I just thought his feelings about Tatyana came out of the blue, and were uncharacteristic — required by the story rather than naturally evolving. I liked who Strahd was for the first half of the book, and ended up being disappointed to see his character change like that.
Still, it was well written and worth reading for fun. Oct 25, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: This has to be one of the better vampire mythologies that I have read in a long time.
It is darker than the current genre of vampire novels and even though it was written by a lady author seems vakpire have a very masculine point of view.
There is a lot of emphasis placed on the battles and triumphs of lord Strahd, as well as his ill fated romance as the story progresses. I would read this one again. Nov 07, Casey Nicholson rated it it was amazing. PN Elrod really knows how to capture the desolate life a vampire. It pulls you back and forth not knowing whether to sympathize with him or to laugh at him for the stupid mistakes he made.
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. The two brothers eventually fall in love with the same young girl and because Strahd is so m I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did.
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 promised 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 a definite throw back to the old, scary kinds of the undead. Paul Boehmer does a great job with the narration. I was not aware until I was finished listening that he also narrates the Nicholas Flamel Series.
I have always like Strahd’s character since his introduction in the original Ravenloft adventure which me and my party of adventures failed at our attempt to vanquish this foe- I still have my grudge and have read other novels featuring the vampire. I enjoy the classic Bram Stoker-ish vampire over the the techno clubbing, Twilight, Lost Boys style vampires ztrahd are predominant in mainstream culture today.
This book didn’t disappoint. I thought I knew much of Strahd’s story, but this shed some light on parts that were unclear vampirf helped develop his character in a manner that memoirrs in a positive way.
Oct 08, Tracey rated it really liked it Shelves: I have to say, I had really low expectations going into this book but I was pleasantly surprised. No sparkling in l sunshine, just the good stuff like bats, and wolfs. This is the memoirs of Count Stradh who has spent most of his life as a solider, fine tuned to the act of bloodshed vampiree betrayal.
The beginning is mostly about his struggles, keeping his new lands and people of Barovia in line with his regime.
Then I have to say, I had really low expectations going into this book but I was pleasantly surprised. Then Sergei his younger brother comes to visit whom he has not seen in over 20 years.
This stirs up all the feelings of his passing youth and mortality. And when Sergei finally brings home his intended bride Tatyana, Stradh is thrown into such despair that he will do anything to gain her affections.
This is where all the trouble begins. Once again, it is vzmpire beautiful woman that brings about all the strife. This raised a blush on her cheek, and I instantly knew I must put her srrahd ease. I took one of her hands, and she straightened how like a tall flower she was, and with a bow, lightly kissed her fingertips.
Stradh did a few really horrific things, that never vampjre to be mentioned again, but I can only think that being a warrior most of his life that he was able to block the guilt that he should have felt. I am not saying that his life after his change was not filled with loneliness and despair, just that I wish some of his extreme evil xtrahd had been addressed. I didn’t give a shit, I menoirs him domineering, confident and oh so sexy.
All said and done he made an interesting vampire just like Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows. Jan 11, Peter Greenwell rated it it was amazing Shelves: A five star Dungeons and Dragons book? Yes, this is it. Everything clicked with this instalment – the narrative, the characterisations, the pacing, everything. Elrod makes Strahd incredibly three dimensional. He was a cipher in the previous books in this series where he featured – a bad Hollywood Dracula – but here?
It’s incredible to watch his desc A five star Dungeons and Dragons book? Memoirss incredible to watch his descent from determined and honourable soldier to self-serving and self-absorbed vampire. You almost sympathise with his plight strad almost. I, Strahd is a cautionary tale like no other, and if the remainder of the Ravenloft franchise I haven’t read is half as good as this, then I’ll be happy to read them.
Apr 21, Echo rated it really liked it Shelves: A little bit dark, but so true to the old beliefs of vampires that it was refreshing.
I would definitely read on in the series. Nov 12, Dejan Rancic rated it really liked it.
I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire – Wikipedia
This is Dracula retold, but Elron does it from the vampire’s strhad and puts in enough twists and turns to make the story her own. An memoirrs read with Strahd coming off as a far darker and more ruthless monster than Bram Stoker’s original. An added point of enjoyment is the use of the Serbian word for “fear” strah to devise a fitting name for the titular character.
May 19, Andrew Bass rated it it was amazing. That’s my expert review! As you can tell by my writing prowess, I didn’t get that English degree for nothing! Okay, here’s my “review. I read the occasional vampire themed book when it spills over into my normal memois. Sometimes vampires show up in the Dresden Files, which I read, and I also read and enjoyed a Sookie Stackhouse book once upon a time. As a y Excellent! As a youngster I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula.