can anyone help me finding this book i remember reading in the mid-2000s (Book was probably written no earlier than 1990)?
Here's what i can remember clearly, other details might or might not be accurate so for now i chose not to list them:

  • The book is part of a series about vampires fighting each other, I seem to recall vampires being part of clans or families, but they might just be small groups.
  • The vampires have some special powers but they mainly fight using medieval weapons, i remember axes, whips and daggers mainly.
  • The protagonist is recovering from some kind of sickness (maybe he was just turned into a vampire?) during the first half of the book (during this time he is weak and unable to concentrate before getting his "full powers" later).
  • The finale of the book is a 2-part battle, the first part i remember the protagonist (or maybe one of his friends) getting pinned on the ground by another vampire, before a friend decapitates the other vampire with an axe.
  • After this little skirmish is over the protagonist and his friends begin chasing the main antagonist, i dont remember why but the protagonists gets side-tracked and spends a chapter speaking with an old woman, a kind of witch who warns him about his future(?).
  • In the final showdown the antagonist is hiding behind a line of trees to avoid getting hit by throwing daggers (maybe a friend of the protagonist is an ace at throwing daggers? i remember her trying to hit him with no success), the antagonist is holding the protagonist son hostage before killing him.

I think the book ends with the antagonist running away and the protagonist swaring revenge for his son Anyone knows something similar? i tried googling and came across The Vampire Chronicles and apart from the name 'Lestat de Lioncourt' which rings a bell i can't recognize any of the books from my memory, then again i could be remembering things completely wrong.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

  • Maybe some of the tie-in books for Vampire: the Masquerade RPG. I assume there are some. – eshier Mar 22 '18 at 16:58
  • @eshier The settings seems to be similar but i remember the book being part of a series of books, in the last page there was something like "To be continued in [next book title]" but of course i cant remember the title, it may have not been the first in the series either. If it can help i remember the book being quite light, maybe 200ish pages – HiSpy Mar 22 '18 at 19:35
  • Apparently, there were 2 13-book series. One set in modern times and one in the 1200s. Don't know anything about the novels, but when you put vampire with clan and say 2 sides battling, I immediately think the RPG. – eshier Mar 22 '18 at 19:54
  • @eshier Interesting, i'll have to read the summaries of these novels. It does seem to be a step in the right direction though, thank you very much! – HiSpy Mar 23 '18 at 9:31

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