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[Stewart Wieck] Toreador [m m mystery Book] Kindle ePUB

Stewart Wieck ☆ 4 Read

Smallest detail to the grandest marvel The Nosferatu's apparent scheme to put the Eye of Hazimel into the hands of the Setite Vegel will decide the fates of Kindred legions and will determine the future of the Camarilla and Sabbat the sects engaged in a massive war along the entire East Coast An. It was a very long book It took me at least half a month to finish it I can t say I hated it though I was extremely upset and pleased at the same time as soon as I read the final pages of the last few chaptersThe idea of vampires in this novel pushed me into a whole new world I got so far in that actually forgot that the second half of the book took place in a single nightI remember it was around six or seven at night and I was screaming NO THAT CAN T BE THE WAY IT ENDED because they just left me off on a cliff hangerMy favorite character had to be Leopold My least VictoriaI liked Leopold the best because I thought he went insane in the end when he was sucking on a literal eye ball I disliked Victoria the most because she sounded a lot selfish than evil and she was the closest thing in this book to a villainThinking about Hannah I was wondering whether or not she knew what was going to happen that night None of the Tremere showed up to the summer solstice and the author brought it up than onceOverall I thought this book was pretty goodIt was satisfying in a way that I was craving for but I was so long that it was a little painful to focus on a single page and read for than two hours at a time

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D the list of schemers doesn't end there Can you say Antediluvian Each novel in the series focuses on a member of one of the 13 vampire clans Clan Novel Toreador sets events into motion with Victoria Ash a high ranking Camarilla manipulator who turns plots assassinations and wars to her advantag. Slow starter but the ending took it all

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The World of Darkness Exposed It begins with Clan Novel Toreador but this novel is just the beginning of a 13 book series dedicated to the Kindred It's the biggest event in World of Darkness history This epic series of over one million words will reveal the secrets of this hidden world from the. is the first novel of the VAMPIRE THE MASUERADE Clan Novel saga that began in 1999 and finished right before the ending of the Old World of Darkness tabletop roleplaying game If that sounds like gobbledygook to you then you re probably not the intended audience of Goth nerds who ate these books up toward the turn of the millennium Even so I remember a lot of people picking up these books who d never played a game with dice or character sheets in their life It was a big influence on my STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON books as well as works like TRUE BLOOD and UNDERWORLDThe premise of Vampire The Masuerade and the World of Darkness setting in general is a familiar one to urban fantasy fans The world we know is built over a hidden reality where vampires werewolves mages and other supernaturals compete for supremacy The undead wield amazing powers financial and otherwise that protect them from hunters as well as other threats They control the world and feed on humankind with impunity Unfortunately they are their own worst enemy with the vampires divided into 13 clans multiple sects and a conflict between elders as well as neonatesThis book begins a 13 novel series that illustrates each of the clans as well as tells an overarching story Among other things this means that while some of these books are going to be self contained stories others will just be open ended In this case Toreador only starts the journey of its protagonists and you ll have to read the entire thing to see how it all ends up I did read the original thirteen novels and while some were only so so others were great and I recommend it all to readersClan Novel Toreador follows two members of the Toreador Clan a clan of artistes and socialites who are the pretty vampires The first Leopold is a Neonate who doesn t remember his past and makes a living as a sculptor who feeds off street kids he seduces into being his models The second Victoria Ash is a sex obsessed Elder of her clan that is deluded into believing her petty power games are important Both of them have their immortal ennui filled lives disrupted by an attack from the Sabbat as well as the discovery of a magical artifactThe Sabbat for laymens out there are the really evil vampires compared to the Camarilla or Anarchs who are just the sorta evil vampires They re a bunch of rampaging psychopath monsters who want nothing than to feed on humanity openly while the others want to hide The artifact the Eye of Hazmiel is only hinted at being a gamechanger in their world but will not reach its full potential until later books This book s appeal is primarily groundwork and explaining the World of Darkness to newcomersThe treatment of the Toreador clan was very well done as we get the different sides of the Clan The artistes are represented by Leopold who struggles with the amorality of his work as well as his desire to give back to the world by creating beauty However he s unable to create anything original any due to the curse afflicting him He can t even make sculptures of his fellow Kindred as something blocks his talent Victoria Ash by contrast surrounds herself with art and misses how dark and disturbing all of it is She also can t break free from using sex and desire as her only weapons despite the fact most Kindred can barely remember what sex is like since the lust for blood has replaced itThe book is a bit slow going in terms of both action as well as deep character angst For the most part Leopold s story about not remembering his past isn t as evocative as Louis from Interview with a Vampire s I need to kill people to survive Likewise Victoria Ash is very comfortable with her existence as a monster The action doesn t begin until the end of the book and then it s everything going to hellMy favorite part of the book remains the opening where Leopold describes his night consisting of luring a young woman back to his home convincing her to model for him seducing her with his powers or not then feeding only to drive them away with a lure of drugs as well as cash It s a crass and robotic story that fascinates We also learn how he makes his money what he does to secure his haven and other details that set it apart from other vampire storiesIn conclusion Clan Novel Toreador has uite a lot going for it I like both Leopold and Victoria Ash as characters However I do think this is a book that should be read primarily by people at least loosely familiar with the World of Darkness I also think it s a big commitment because you aren t going to get the full appeal of the series unless you read the whole 13 novel setAvailable here


10 thoughts on “Toreador

  1. says:

    is the first novel of the VAMPIRE THE MASUERADE Clan Novel saga that began in 1999 and finished right before the ending of the Old World of Darkness tabletop roleplaying game If that sounds like gobbledygook to you then you're probably not the intended audience of Goth nerds who ate these books up toward the turn of the mi

  2. says:

    This is the first volume in a 13 book set which focuses on the thirteen clans of the Kindred It is a huge undertaking to commit to a 13 book series but White Wolf Publishing is known for the uality of it's publishing and this series thus far does not disappoint The Toreador's are considered hedonists and are easily ignored by the other clans but one of the Toreadors has a plan That plan includes becoming the most power

  3. says:

    This was an interesting reading experience The whole novel takes place in one night or so and the story does pack a lot into that one

  4. says:

    It was a very long book It took me at least half a month to finish it I can't say I hated it though I was extremely upset an

  5. says:

    I really like the idea of The Masuerade and all the different personality sets there are for the vampires This was an awesome start to the series and I loved how it follows one person from the clan but gives and over all storyline

  6. says:

    I'll start off by saying that this is not by any means a bad book The only other Old World of Darkness books I've read was The Horizon War trilogy which draws mostly on Mage The Ascension my preferred game material

  7. says:

    Real rating is fluctuating between 35 and 4I am rereading this book I I think read it when it first came out during the days of the Old World of Darkness game systems heydayI'm not uite sure how entertaining this

  8. says:

    Slow starter but the ending took it all

  9. says:

    Still my favorite after all these years

  10. says:

    Honestly a much better book than I anticipated Decently written adult themes and I found myself Googling a series of classic sculptures as important events happened in their presence Who would have thought that would be the result of a VTM off

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