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Author: P.N. Elrod
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; Reprint edition (June 1, 1995)
Language: English
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Strahd the Ancient, Strahd who was the Land, Strahd the great and awful Lord of Barovia - genius, necromancer, ruthless killer - was now at his most vulnerable. Strahd Von Zarovich, the vampire, was in hibernation.

Strahd the Ancient, Strahd who was the Land, Strahd the great and awful Lord of Barovia - genius, necromancer, ruthless killer - was now at his most vulnerable. Van Richten, who knew as much about the undead as any living man, was reasonably certain that for a few more years the master of the castle would be unable to stir from the sleep that was not sleep. The odd fact that he stood where he stood - that he hadn't encountered Strahd's undead minions and necromantic guardians - seemed confirmation enough.

I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire by P. N. Elrod- This is the seventh novel that was released for . P. Elrod has written over 24 full-length novels and numerous short stories. Most of her stories focus on vampire mysteries. Elrod- This is the seventh novel that was released for the Ravenloft campaign setting of Dungeons and Dragons. This is also the first I, Strahd novel with the second novel called I, Strahd: The War Against Azalin.

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. List Chapter or Page: 1. Part I Prologue

The young and idealistic brother to the war-hardened Strahd von Zarovich loves beautiful Tatyana, but so does Strahd. Part I Prologue. 2. Part I Chapter One. 3. Part I Chapter Two. 4. Part I Chapter Three.

I, Strahd is a 1993 fantasy horror novel by P. Elrod, set in the world of Ravenloft, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons game. In I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire, army commander Strahd Von Zarovich takes up residence in Ravenloft and then, consumed by envy and regret for lost youth, succumbs to the temptations of the black arts.

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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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I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire by P. N. Elrod- This is the seventh novel that was released for the Ravenloft campaign setting of Dungeons and Dragons. This is also the first I, Strahd novel with the second novel called I, Strahd: The War Against Azalin. P. N. Elrod has written over 24 full-length novels and numerous short stories. Most of her stories focus on vampire mysteries. Her works include; The Vampire Files series (Bloodlist, Lifeblood, Bloodcircle, Art in the Blood, Fire in the Blood, Blood on the Water, Chill in the Blood, Dark Sleep, Lady Crymsyn, Cold Streets, Song in the Dark, and Dark Road Rising), Jonathan Barrett: Gentleman Vampire series (Red Death, Death and the Maiden, Death Masque, and Dance of Death), Quincey Morris: Vampire, The Adventures of Myhr, and co-authoring a trilogy with Nigel Bennett called Lord Richard, Vampire (Keeper of the King, His Father's Son, and Siege Perilous). I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire was originally released in 1993 and published by TSR. However, the Ravenloft novel line was discontinued in the late 1990's, and was brought back under the new title of Ravenloft Covenant in the mid 2000's and I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire was re-released in 2006 and published by Wizards of the Coast. However, it's still hard to find and you'll more than likely need to find it used.

Strahd Von Zarovich's life has been full of missed chances that were replaced with military campaigns. After defeating the ruler of the country of Barovia, Strahd becomes the new ruler. But before the ceremony to 'crown him', he's second in command, Alek Gwilym, learns of a plot to take Strahd's life from an assassin organization called Ba'al Verzi. However, they find and kill the traitor. With that out of the way, Strahd begins his rule. He visits the towns and villages of Barovia and begins the repairs to his new castle that he calls Castle Ravenloft. Hearing the good news, Strahd's younger brother, Sergei, comes to live with Strahd. However, Sergei falls in love with a village girl named Tatyana, who Strahd also falls in love with. As Sergei and Tatyana's wedding day looms closer and closer, Strahd becomes even more desperate. But is Strahd desperate enough to do unspeakable things?

Criticisms:
1) Beginning. The beginning was a little slow paced and kind of boring. It seemed like nothing happened, even though things were. It could have been that the story was being told in a very unique first person perspective. However, by the third chapter, things start to pick up. It's not a huge issue and it probably was just me getting used to the perspective.

Praises:
1) Strahd. While a obviously evil character in the first Ravenloft novel, Vampire of the Mists by Christie Golden, it's wonderful to see another side of Strahd. He becomes a very sympathetic and likeable character and person. He comes off as almost caring for the people of Barovia, but at the same time comes across as almost cold and indifferent. It was also surprising to see that Strahd is a very honor-bond character and not some ruthless, heartless killer. I was just pleasantly surprised by how deep of a character he was.
2) Middle. For those of you that have read Vampire of the Mists, what happens here is really no surprise. But if you haven't, you see what happens to Strahd and you almost feel sorry for him. Almost.
Then things get awesome and bloody. At the risk of spoiling what happens, Strahd, using dark magic, turns into a vampire and just destroys these men that killed off the wedding party guests. From this point on, the story was very hard to put down.
3) Journal Entry. I really did like how the story was told. It had this different feel and felt a little more insightful than a third person perspective. Another bonus to the journal entry, first person perspective is that you aren't really sure if what happened really happened that way. It was just interesting and different in all the right ways.

Side Notes:
1) Timeline. When I was reading this, I couldn't help but think where Vampire of the Mists falls, if this happened after the last entry or sometime during.
2) Horror. I have to say that most of this story isn't all that dark and horror-based. There were some scenes that did have the horror story feel, but for the most part it didn't really come off as horror.
3) Cover Art. The release I have is the picture that I included. It has that 90's cheesy factor to it. Strahd standing there does look silly, but it is a pretty good pose. The floating people behind him is an interesting touch, but I'm not really sure what they represent. Then the back ground itself is really plain and kind of boring. I'm not going to comment on the newer version but I will say that it does look a little better, but it doesn't seem to fit overall.

Overall: 5/5
Final Thoughts:
I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire is a wonderful book. Strahd is just a wonderful character. Everything is just wonderful in this book. The only problem is that it felt a little slow at first, but I'm willing to say that was due to the perspective and I just needed time to get used to it. After you do get used to it, it becomes an fast paced and exciting read. Like I said, Strahd is just wonderful. While I thought he would be a heartless and ruthless person, he surprised me by who deep and almost caring he really is. All I can really say is you should definitely try to find a copy and read it.
Fordg
I Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire by P.N. Elrod is the third book in the recently re-released Ravenloft series. Wizards of the Coast is calling this the Ravenloft Covenant and going back and re-releasing the books that many of us loved. The Ravenloft line was discontinued several years ago, but with the rise in Dark Fantasy novels WotC appears to be giving it another shot, and I for one, am very glad they are. The two books to be released prior to this one are; Death of a Darklord and Vampire of the Mist.

This book is written in somewhat of a first person perspective and follows Strahd Von Zarovich as he begins his rule over Barovia. Ms. Elrod does a very good job of allowing the reader to begin to understand Strahd. No longer is he the heartless, evil, devil that we read about in Vampire of the Mist (and other Ravenloft books). Now, he has substance and meaning behind some of the choices he made in his life. It all culminates with a pact he makes, for better or worse, and how that pact changes his life forever. In some fantasy books, character development takes a back seat to hack-n-slash kill the monster type scenes. Yet, in this book Ms. Elrod devotes a great deal of time to Strahd the character and how he became who he is.

The plot of this book is wonderfully constructed. If you have read Vampire of the Mist you know how this book will end. Yet, that does nothing to diminish the journey of this book. The Pact with Death that Strahd makes is the pinnacle of this book, but by no means is it the only event of importance within the pages. Elrod does a wonderful job of allowing the reader to not only see inside the life of Strahd before his pact, but to allow the reader to, at times, root for Strahd. This book is basically comprised of events in Strahd's life that made him who he is. He is a very calculating person, but the pact he made was impulsive and made for love and beauty. I don't want to say too much and spoiler this for anyone, if you have even a remote interest in this book, do yourself a favor and read it. You won't be disappointed.

This is a very easy book to read, and goes by insanely fast. It quickly became hard for me to put down. Ms. Elrod has a knack for telling you just enough information that you can make your own conclusions about some events. Later in the book she allows you to really feel the angst that Strahd is going through. I would without a doubt recommend this book to many many people. If you are a fan of fantasy books and have yet to read any Ravenloft this book and Vampire of the Mist should be read right away. If you are not a fan of fantasy, but are considering reading this vampire book, give it a shot. It is a very fun and enjoyable read.
Boraston
Excellent book. Good prose and narrative, with well developed characterization. It's scary how the author made it so that you wind up feeling kinda sorry for the guy who has admitted to murdering and making pacts with Dark Powers (similar to how Anne Rice made it so that you feel sympathy for the vampire Louis who admits to murdering humans each night for centuries).
I would recommend this book to both vampire fans and anyone looking for a good horror story. ???? 5 stars.
Use_Death
I bought this book to get into Strahd’d head for my upcoming CoS game and I read this in 3 days. I loved the book. The writing was fantastic and I got a whole new perspective on him. I plan to read the rest of the series of 22 books. Definitely recommend this book if you like d&d and the ravenloft setting.
Arlelond
I actually found this book several years ago at a yard sale and fell in love with it. I pick it up and read it again at least once a year. I never grow tired of the story!! I was so happy to see it is now on Kindle. My paperback version is starting to fall apart!! I have read it twice since I bought it and am still in love with it!! It's easy to read, easy to understand and not too graphic. Exactly what a young reader needs. I have introduced my nephew to this book and he loves it as well. This will be part of my collection for many many years to come!
Delaath
I originally owned I, Strahd in hardback when it first came out, but due to me being a teen and having lots of gamer friends more obsessed with Ravenloft than I was the book got "gamer borrowed" and I never got it back until I found it on Kindle. A perfect bit of backstory before starting the Curse of Strahd adventure campaign for 5e, or really any trip into Barovia.