I'm suprised to see so many other people praising this book. I've completed 8 other RL books so far and this was far and above the worst of them all. I truely had to force myself to finish the book hoping for some kind of redemption at it's conclusion. If this book had been a short story, it would have been much better. The finaly was good, but not nearly enough to suffer through 300+ pages of borring, mindless, rambling. Compared to "Vampire of the Mists", "Knight of the Black Rose", or "I, Strahd", it's safe to say this book [was horrible].