O loyalty to ither her Clan or the Sabbat and mostly just wants to collect her xpensive feeMuch of the book is devoted to the lengths the Camarilla is willing to take to slow the Sabbat s advance on Balti They start abandoning their less valuable cities mass Embracing cannon fodder and leaving them to die despite this being against their cardinal beliefs Theo Bell and the Princes are utterly unrepentant about this considering their victory worth any costs They also move away anyone important among their kindOn the Sabbat side of things we follow an ambitious young Pack Leader named MacEllen who is ager to prove himself as a potential leader of the sect by completing impossible orders MacEllen believes he s being sent to his death unaware the Sabbat is aware of all the Camarilla s secret movements due to a secret Lasombra among their ranks The most important character in the book Autobiography and Other Writings even than Lucita in some ways is Talley the Hound who is the Sabbat s greatest assassin and reluctantly assigned to stop but not kill Lucita This is on the order of Moncada her lecherous and vile sire who is now a high ranking member of the SabbatIf the story sounds convoluted it really isn t as it progresses from point to point and allows you to soak up in the complicated power games between the two sects In many ways it is a much Jyhadsue what vampires call their political games before the word would become uncomfortable to use due to the War on Terror than the Ventrue Clan novel Games within games wheels within wheelsThere s some really good moments spread throughout the book like a young Nosferatu Neonate s giddiness at the opportunity to Embrace and torture a dozen handsome young men like the kind she used to hang out with Talley s world weariness at having to deal with so many idiots in the Sabbat heirarchy and Moncada s depraved paternalism to Lucita despite how thoroughly she s rejected him This is in between some really well written action seuences that incorporate vampire Disciplines motion and twistsUnfort. Assassin has spent years fighting to make her unlife her own It has been a hard fought struggle for her sire is none other than Moncada one of the ar.
Unately the biggest weakness of the book is Lucita herself For a character so beloved she spends most of the book in a state of perpetual anger and disdain for veryone around her There s not much character development for her and while she does a large number of impressive stunts we don t get much of her character other than Don t piss her off Talley her opponent actually gets the meat of the character developmentLasombra is an okay installment in the series but not up there with Setite or Gangrel Both of those books heavily focused on the character development of its protagonists Even Ventrue had a lot insight into who its main character was Lucita mostly remains a mystery but she sure does look cool killing people I uite Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. enjoyed this book because the Lasombra Clan have a lot of potential as interesting bad guys Richard did a good job capitalizing on the clans strengths and presenting them as villains you can respect and dislike at the same time This is a fantastic series if you are a fan or player of the Vampire the Masuerade Table Top game I gave it a 3 because I don t recomend this series to those who are not As a huge fan of WOD AND a player I was always interested in reading these clan novelsI used to play as a Setite when I read their clan novel and was not impressed at allNow I play as a Lasombra and I have to admit that it s much much much funSo I got this but I was afraid that it would be bad againGuess what It was AWESOMELucita is very similar to a character I made once I loved her badass strong and cool character and the action scenes were amazingGreat writing which describes different clans and species of the world of the game andven strategies and actual movesLoved it I m halfway through the series now and I feel perfectly okay with saying that this series maintains its momentum if not increases its momentum as it goes along Really njoying it as well as the fact that these books are short Round up to 35 Definitely better than the Tremere one Still going strong 6 books in. Chitects of the Sabbat offensive in North America Lucita will stop at nothing to humiliate her sireand there is little under the moon that can stop
One of the best books from this whole setI am blogging the reviews to this whole seriesIt starts here for this book Full review here the Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript end the Sabbat hasaten up of New England but one of the three archbishops is dead And Lucita is planning a visit to Madrid to see her Sire I think we return to that in a few books One of the nicest vtes clan and book is the sixth novel in the Clan Novel series that began with TOREADOR and will continue until it reaches thirteen volumes with a bonus anthology It is the trademark series of Vampire The Masuerade and was written roughly between the nd of 2nd Edition and the beginning of its Revised Gehenna the apocalypse of vampires is nigh with a war being fought between both the Camarilla vil vampires and the Sabbat Infamous eviller vampiresThe books were originally published in 1999 but have since been reprinted by Crossroad Press as part of a deal with Paradox Interactive new owner of the White World roleplaying game company This was my favorite of the books originally but my tastes have changed a bit in twenty years Some things Injoyed about the book Walled earlier like the action are now less important than the character building while I now wish for focus the lead s motivations Something I feel this book was a bit lacking onLasombra features the arguably most popular of all Vampire The Masuerade characters Lucita of Aragon A literal Spanish Princess from the Dark Ages Lucita was Embraced by her disgusting sire Moncada in order to satisfy his lusts Moncada was a holy churchman as well as a vampire and Lucita found herself rebelling against him as both sire as well as spiritual leader Centuries later shearns her living as a paid assassin of the undeadLucita is hired by a mysterious mployer possibly multiple mysterious mployers who wishes her to kill a number of high ranking Lasombra agents crucial to the military fforts of the Sabbat She is also supposed to kill one of the three Archbishops that will cripple the invasion of the East Coast by her clan Lucita has The Lasombra are known primarily for ruling the fractious Sabbat The Assamites are known primarily as the assassins of the Kindred Lucita a Lasombra.
By day Richard Dansky works as a professional video game designer and writer for Red StormUbisoft with credits on games like Splinter Cell Blacklist By night he writes fiction with his most recent book being the short fiction collection SNOWBIRD GOTHIC Richard lives in North Carolina with his wife and their inevitable cats books and collection of single malt whiskys