I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire Part I Prologue (Ravenloft #7)

I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire Part I Prologue (Ravenloft #7)


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Updated date: 06:54:15 11/08/2022

Description "I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire Part I Prologue (Ravenloft #7)"

Though it was a bright, hot dawn outside, there were no windows in this part of the castle. Van Richten had to provide his own light in the form of a small lantern, which he gripped with a white-knuckled fist. He paused on the last, rough-hewn step at the top of the spiral staircase, caught his breath, and held the lantern as high as his slight stature allowed. Its feeble glow only managed to push back the darkness for a scant few yards, just enough for him to see that the room was apparently empty of threatening occupants. That fact, of course, meant nothing in this place. He glanced back the way he'd come. Cold stone walls curved sharply down into utter blackness, utter silence. The fingertips of his left hand, which had brushed against the walls as he'd gone up, were still numb from the chill, as if the rock itself had sucked the warmth right out of them. With a thin but rueful smile that tugged at only one corner of his mouth, he flexed his stiff hand. Like master, like castle, he thought, then his smile vanished as he turned into the room. If not the true heart of the place, the chamber was certainly a vital organ. Each high wall was covered with books - hundreds, thousands of them, more than Van Richten had seen in one place in his fifty-odd years