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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 three hundred 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, hereby set down an exact record of those events, that the truth may at last be known....” He caught his breath. By all the good gods, a personal journal?
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By Stevan on 07-05-17

loved it so much

I loved the whole story. was interested in ravenloft mitology for a long time. I especially enjoyed the characterisation of both major characters.

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By John on 06-29-17

Why? Just why?

What was the point of this story. Why bother to write it. It's as if the author tried to sum up a 10 book series in 2 books. The story feels disjointed and incomplete because it is. The characters have tremendous potential for development, but it is sadly never realized. So I would love to ask the author, why? Just why write it like this?

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By Alexander on 07-18-16

Standard Vampire Protagonist with a deeper plot.

The novel was enjoyable to listen to for the most part. Perhaps the novel reads better in paper format yet the introduction of another protagonist (does that make sense) not necessarily confused the plot, but seemed to draw away from what I really wanted to hear. What I really wanted to hear was Strahd go on a vampiric rampage, in a quest to find his loved one, and more emphasis on heroes trying to kill Strahd, and while this was touched on in parts, which was good, the story didn't overly impress me. Yet I would recommend this if you can spare the time and are inclined to enjoy a true Ravenloft novel.

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