Dark Ages: Nosferatu (Dark Ages Clan Novel, #1)

Dark Ages Nosferatu Dark Ages Clan Novel Horror on an Epic ScaleIt is a time of war and faith of shadow and fire Malachite of Clan Nosferatu has seen his beloved city of Constantinople put to the the torch and seeks vengeance and the means

  • Title: Dark Ages: Nosferatu (Dark Ages Clan Novel, #1)
  • Author: Gherbod Fleming
  • ISBN: 9781588468178
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Horror on an Epic ScaleIt is a time of war and faith, of shadow and fire Malachite of Clan Nosferatu has seen his beloved city of Constantinople put to the the torch and seeks vengeance and the means to rebuild its glory As crusaders make for the Holy Land, and vampiric princes make war, he seeks out a monster ancient enough to save his Dream or damn it forever This isHorror on an Epic ScaleIt is a time of war and faith, of shadow and fire Malachite of Clan Nosferatu has seen his beloved city of Constantinople put to the the torch and seeks vengeance and the means to rebuild its glory As crusaders make for the Holy Land, and vampiric princes make war, he seeks out a monster ancient enough to save his Dream or damn it forever This is the first book in the new Dark Ages Clan Novel series, the first of a 13 part series Dark Ages Nosferatu reveals secrets of the Dark Ages Vampire setting Written in the tradition of the the immensely popular Vampire The Masquerade Clan Novel series.

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    1. Year 1204Constantinople burns, conquered and brutally sacked by the crusaders.(view spoiler)[Vampire knights fight vampire knights: no sparkle-emo-vamps here.A 300 years old religious Nosferatu (Malachite was a bishop in his life)mourning the end of the Dream, starts his Quest.(hide spoiler)]The Dark Ages Vampire saga, based on White Wolf Publishing "World of Darkness" Role Playing Game setting, starts with a blast introducing the themes of the series: savagery, religion & faith, heroism and [...]

    2. Though the setting is very interesting, I found myself only following the story because I am a big fan of the happenings during the Fourth Crusade and the fall of Constantinople. Unfortunately, the material is a bit dull and the characters, kine or Cainite, are tough to care for and Constantinople never really came to life even as it was dying. The Dream was vague and bland, the actual movers and pushers too similar in both looks and behavior. The history story buff in me enjoyed some of the bit [...]

    3. This novel is the first of 13 (one for each clan) that tells of a specific series of events during the Dark Ages era of the Vampire role playing world. It is based upon real world events, yet intersperses vampires as key movers and shakers of those events. Each novel has, as the protagonist, a different vampire from each of the 13 clans.This first novel has as its protagonist a Nosferatu vampire, hence the title, and revolves around the events of the sacking of Constantinople during the fourth c [...]

    4. DNF. Reached page 124. Reading PDFs is too hard on my eyes so I'll wait 'til I can track down a print copy.

    5. The concept of the story was very interesting, but it was hard for me to get into, especially for the first part of the book. The writing style to me was very dull and emotionless. A story should draw a reader in and keep them drawn to it by action or conversation. The description of the characters was not very interesting; it didn't make me feel like I really got to know them much throughout the story and it did seem to just jump ahead suddenly leaving questions in my mind on to what might have [...]

    6. The book feels slow. I believe it did a good job of setting the tone for what is to come, but it just meandered it's way there. I feel like my above statement is a little unfair and really only applies to the first half or so of the book. Malachite is an interesting character and I look forward to his character popping up again. The story was very good even when it was slow. I enjoyed this book and look forward to finishing the series.

    7. Interesting read. A little repetitive a times, especially the bit where Malachite was carrying on about the Dream. I guess that's there to convey to us his obsession with it, especially given what happens in the end and what he gives up for the Dream. I wanted to knock him over the head at the end! I guess that means the author did a good job of making him relatable and interesting.

    8. I like the setting, which is what drew me to the books, but the feel just didn't pull me in. I don't know if it just felt too remote or I just didn't connect with the main character. I gave it a few chances, not sure that I'll go back to it.

    9. Despite the setting, which was fantastic, the characters were too wooden and unapproachable and the plot just seems to plod on without any real investment from the reader.

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