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Baroness of Blood Ravenloft #12 characters · 109 Ò [Reading] ➿ Baroness of Blood Ravenloft #12 Author Elaine Bergstrom – To the people of Kislova Baron Janosk was a tyrant but to young Ilsabet he was simply Father When the baron was summarily executed the people cheered but Ilsabet wept and plotted revTo the Blood Ravenloft PDFEPUB #236 people of Kislova Baron Janosk was a tyrant but to young Ilsabet he was simply Father When the baron Baroness of MOBI #204 was summari. Baroness of Blood by Elaine Bergstrom This is the tenth book released in the Ravenloft line of novels that is based of the Ravenloft setting of the pen and paper role playing game Dungeons and Dragons This is also a stand alone novel and can be read without any prior knowledge of the setting or events Elaine Bergstrom has written one other Ravenloft novel which is titled Tapestry of Dark Souls She wrote the Austra Family series Shattered Glass Blood Alone Blood Rites Daughter of the Night and Nocturne two books that continue the Dracula story titled Mina and Blood to Blood and wrote a novel titled The Door Through Washington Suare She wrote two novels under the name Marie Kiraly titled Leanna Possession of a Woman and Madeline After the Fall of User She also contributed a few short stories to various anthologies Baroness of Blood was originally released in March 1995 and published by TSR Inc However this book is hard to find and you'll likely need to pick it up usedBaroness Ilsabet Obour thirsts for revenge Her country Kislova has been dealing with a rebellion and her father Janosk is seen as a tyrant and oppressor After dealing with the rebellion Janosk decides to try to invade neighboring Sundell but Baron Peto Casse hears about the invasion and surprises the Kislova forces Following the force back to Kislova's Nimbus Castle Peto meets Janosk and executes him after seeing that Janosk has a mortal wound to his side However young Ilsabet sees this act and swears revenge on Peto and those who swore allegiance to him She needs a way to take vengeance without linking her to it It just so happens that Ilsabet was learning how to use poisons She experiments with subtle ways of administering it to have it not be traced back to her As time passes she becomes obsessed with revenge but how far will she goCriticisms1 Storytelling Baroness of Blood did have an annoying tendency to switch writing styles towards the middle and end of the novel For a good portion of the novel the story is told with a third person perspective and switches character viewpoints during breaks in a chapter So it's pretty much reads like a 'normal' third person novel would However during the middle we have a sudden shift to reading Ilsabet diary at random times in various chapters In other words we have a chapter starting with a third person perspective for a scene or two then suddenly it becomes something from Ilsabet's diary and then returns back to a third person viewpoint It's was off putting and sudden I would have understood if the entry was just inside of a scene that does happen once without stopping the scene like an excerpt However this diary switching gets prominent towards the end of the novel In fact it felt as through the novel should have been written from the perspective of just Ilsabet The switch of storytelling did become annoying and at times took away from the enjoymentPraises1 Descent Throughout the story we see Ilsabet's slow descent into evil and it was great When we first meet the young baroness she seemed to be little than a frail girl But as the story progresses we see her cruel and disturbing streak she has Seeing this girl do increasingly horrific things is disturbing and frightening at times Her blind uest for revenge really does blind her from what's right and what's wrong The descent into evil is also intensified due to the supporting characters The characters around her are all likeable and sympathetic making her descent all the noticeable It seemed like no one compared to her no one really matched her actions However her actions never really seemed to be tragic Ilsabet's story only felt tragic at the beginning but I could never really identify with her It was shocking about how much you came to loathe her as a character 2 Ending The ending of Baroness of Blood was simply fantastic We see everything that the story was building up to coming to a head and the pay off was just great Seeing Ilsabet's mental state slowly crumble and all her actions in the last few chapters seemed desperate Plus seeing what the outcome of everything was really satisfying However I really can't spoil to much of what happens but needless to say it was great3 Atmosphere The atmosphere didn't really feel like a horror story until near the middle of the story Instead until that point the atmosphere was of a war torn land with hope of the future This does help the atmosphere of the last half of the novel making it a stark and obvious contrast The second half of the novel the atmosphere seems like a 'regular' Ravenloft novel The feeling of doom and fear is almost palpable In fact there were times when it seemed like the atmosphere around Ilsabet seemed to want her to stop what she's doing It really did feel like the atmosphere was another character in the novelSide Notes1 Title Baroness of Blood should not have been the title of the novel When I see a title like that I almost suspect it being gory However there is little actual blood shed or at least not enough to warrant such a title Sure there's a high body count but it's not 'bloody' Instead a appropriate title could have been Baroness of Poison or something along those lines 2 First Third The first third of the novel doesn't really feel like a Ravenloft novel Instead it feels like something that belongs in Forgotten Realms or Dragonlance albeit darker 3 Cover Art The cover art work for Baroness of Blood is generic It seems that all the Ravenloft novels have a character staring out at you with a plain background and this novel is no different Ilsabet looks okay Her eyes are kind of creepy but other than that she's just okay Nothing really stands out for her It doesn't help that the colors are so bland and plain Nothing really stands out and would be very easily overlookedOverall 55Final ThoughtsBaroness of Blood is a really look into someone's fall into evil and what revenge can do to a person There isn't much wrong with the novel I did find that the change in writing styles between the 'regular' style to a diary style was a little awkward and annoying at times However everything else was wonderful Seeing Ilsabet's fall was exciting and different When the story first started she never really felt all that menacing or evil but you see how twisted she becomes and it was great The ending was superb it was fitting and left me very satisfied Finally the atmosphere was just great At times the atmosphere felt like another character in the story All in all Baroness of Blood is certainly worth the read and I highly recommend tracking down a copy if only to see how revenge can corrupt a person

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