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A Morbid Initiation (Victorian Age: Vampire)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  70 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Regina Blake believes her mother to be the victim of murder and conspiracy. Forgoing caution and propriety, she tries to uncover the truth and bring the culprits to justice. With every step, however, she uncovers more and more evidence of a secret world of danger, sensuality and sin. With the beautiful Victoria Ash as her guide, she peels back layer after layer of this ben ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by White Wolf Publishing
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Gianfranco Mancini

Vote: 3,5

A good start of this "Victorian Age: Vampire" trilogy based on the roleplaying game (RPG) with the same name, a spinoff of the more famous "Vampire: the Masquerade" one, introducing the main characters, the plot and the gothic setting of the late 1880s Britain (with an opening and closing trip to Cairo by Beckett, the Indiana Jones of Gangrel clan vampires).
It was great finding again Victoria Ash, Beckett, Theo Bell, Hesha Ruhadze and Prince Mithras, iconic characters of the game settin
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
For some reason, the only English page I can find says this book has 120 pages, when it actually has 285. I only say this because all three books have 285 pages, which might have some significance, or it might be a limit set by White Wolf when they were written. This is the first book in a trilogy, set in the Victorian era with all the trappings of The Victorian Age: Vampire campaign setting in White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade. This book mostly follows Lady Regina Blake, only daughter to Lor ...more
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels, rpgs
3,5 stars upgraded to 4 because this is truly an atmospheric novel which manages to re-invent the classical vampire story and to surprise old-time fans of Vampire: The Mascarade by reminding us how scary, depraved and frightening all these creatures are.
Jul 21, 2012 rated it liked it
It was a good story, but is definitely one in a 3 part series. I was left hanging at the end and have no way, at this time, to get the other 2 books. Oh well.
Nathan Venable
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
A well-done pastiche of Victorian styling and Gothic suspense with a bit of modern erotica.
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: olvastam-2013
A borítò szerintem megtévesztő, félelmetesebb mint a tartalom, de végre egy igazi vámpírregény, különösebb sallang nélkül. :)
Ernesto I. Ramirez
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rpg-wod-fiction
A beutiful representation of victorian society and horror. It also has one of my favorite erotic scenes.
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Librarian Note:
Some Spanish language edition has the Author's name mispelled as "Phillipe Boulle"

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