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Endless Ages excerpt 6: Love to Ashes

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  • Endless Ages excerpt 6: Love to Ashes

    This Halloween we’re celebrating Vampire: The Masquerade’s 25th anniversary with the Endless Ages fiction anthology, with stories covering every era from Vampire’s 1st Edition through to the 20th Anniversary Edition.

    We begin our journey with a preview of “Love to Ashes” from author Steffie De Vaan:

    Vampire: The Masquerade, to me, has always been about the curse of ashes – everything good will turn to ash in your mouth. That’s about more than the blood, it’s about company too. The cruelest part of being a vampire is that you’ll spend eternity alone. Your Sire abuses you, your childe disavows you, and allies turn against you. That’s what my story is about – a prelude of ashes.

    Rain pelted the window, and wind pushed through ventilation slits to dance with threadbare curtains. The city lights mingled with the downpour to paint the Parisian sky in a pale rainbow. The scene was lovely, romantic even, and perfect for tonight. Sephone thought she could feel her heart flutter as she studied the dark woman sitting at the room’s only desk. She hadn’t breathed in years, but ...


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