Every vampire fan should be well aware of White Wolf’s seminal role-playing game system, Vampire; which effectively collates and categorizes every bit of vampire lore and literature up to and including the work of Anne Rice.
This book owns a hefty title – and well it might – for boasting a doorstop-sized collection of spin-off novels and associated writings re-edited chronologically into a complex and epic drama.
With numerous authors at work there is some jarring in the narrative style and the structure suffers, albeit necessarily for the books conceit. Certain events are needlessly re-played from different characters’ perspectives without providing extra insight whilst dramatic tension is often lost when chronology forces precedence over plot.
There is however so much going on that new readers of all tastes are bound to find something to engage them and for fans and completest The Clan Saga makes an engaging curio, a bold editing achievement and a broad introduction to White Wolf’s inescapable influence on the Vampire genre.
- Vampires: The Progression from Fear to Fascination (nobleromancepublishing.wordpress.com)
- My Interview With A Vampire (irez.me)