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Widow's Might (Clan Novel: Tremere Trilogy, Book 3) - Eric Griffin Horror Book Review

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Widow's Might (Clan Novel: Tremere Trilogy, Book 3)

It would be nice if the author for a clan novel would actually take the time to read the Clanbook before attempting a novel.  They’re not that long.  One of my ST’s put it best: clan novels are written by people who wanted to do something and the ST’s told them ‘no’. While I haven’t read other clan novels—that would certainly be the case with this trilogy.

The characters in the novel are not interesting enough to care much about.  The liberties taken with the characters of Sturbridge and Dorfman are not only unbelieveable but out-of-genre.  So far as I can tell, most of the Thaum the characters use aren’t even recorded in WW VtM or MET books.  As mentioned many times before the plots never actually end except for perhaps the one that is the least interesting. 

The In-Genre Tremere Pyramid is replaced by a bunch of positions that don’t exist in any version of the Clanbook I’ve seen.  The Astors are less frightening than most of the characters in the story and mostly appear to be incompetent.  Dorfman is called a Lord instead of a Pontifex.  There’s little-to-no emphasis on the seige mentality of the Tremere—especially in a “War Chantry” that has been fighting the Sabbat for years.  I probably could go on and on. 

In short, it is a mistake to call this a Tremere clan novel.  The author’s made up inventions that he calls Tremere bear only a scant resemblence to the Tremere described by WW.  I’m not sure if the author, the editors or both are to blame for such a horrible rendering.  I wasn’t expecting high fiction but this was a travesty.

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Title: Widow's Might (Clan Novel: Tremere Trilogy, Book 3)
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Author: Eric Griffin

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