This is a nice little book for Vampire: The Masquerade that covers the basics of the setting and concepts of vampires as presented in the game. It also includes some decent short fiction. One of the better parts of the book is Mark Rein-Hagen's intro which is nice because you get to read the thoughts of the originator of White Wolf's vampire dynasty. It's not a game book however, there is no crunchy bits or anything and if you have the second edition corebook you've pretty much got the clan/background info (including art) contained in this book. I got it pretty much for the fiction and the intro. The rating reflects the fact that it may not be of much use to anyone who already has the VtM corebook. Really, it was a tie-in the the TV show. Your remember the TV show, right?
[3 of 5 Stars!]