From the Back Cover:
From the Long Night
The Kindred: predators and monsters to the last. A race of biblically cursed parasites, these vampires hide among humanity, eking out a Damned existence under the eyes of God and the noses of mortals. Each night, the Kindred steal forth to take the sustenance they need for their continued survival - human blood.
...To the Final Nights
The Art of Vampire: The Masquerade compiles the most noteworthy illustrations from the critically acclaimed storytelling game. Spanning eight years and more than 60 books, the Vampire game features artwork by top industry illustrators and talented up-and-comers alike. From the early look of the game, back 800 years into the Dark Ages, and returning once again to the modern nights, this book is a beautiful chronicle of the evolution of the vampire.
The Art of Vampire: The Masquerade includes:
- Early and hard-to-find work from the visual artists who defined the look, and the up-to-date illustration from the revised edition and beyond
- Art by Tim Bradstreet, John Van Fleet, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Bolton, Vince Locke, Guy Davis, Kent Williams and a host of others
- A fiction introduction by Sandman creator Neil Gaiman