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Blood Canticle: The Vampire Chronicles

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Written By: Anne Rice

Narrated By: David Pittu

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2003

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

Anne Rice continues her astonishing Vampire Chronicles in a new novel that begins where Blackwood Farm left off — and tells the story of Lestat’s quest for redemption, goodness, and the love of Rowan Mayfair.

Welcome back to Blackwood Farm. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived characters that make up the two worlds of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who’s come to the farm to die and is brought into the realm of the undead; her uncle, Julian Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to forever torment Lestat for what he has done to Mona; Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon and witch, who finds herself dangerously drawn to the all-powerful Lestat; her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat’s help with the temporary madness of his wife; Ash Templeton, a 5,000-year-old Taltos who has taken Mona’s child; and Patsy, the country-western singer, who returns to avenge her death at the hands of her son, Quinn Blackwood. Delightfully, at the book’s centre is the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil, now pursuing the transformation set in motion with Memnoch the Devil. He struggles with his vampirism and yearns for goodness, purity and love, as he saves Patsy’s ghost from the dark realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the mystery of the Taltos and unselfishly decides the fate of his beloved Rowan Mayfair.

A story of love and loyalty, of the search for passion and promise, Blood Canticle is Anne Rice at her finest.


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  • Amanda Runnels

    I like Lestat and Anne Rice, so I enjoyed this tale. A little over-romanticized but that is typical. Worth a listen if you enjoy Anne Rice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Stace

    I have been waiting for Anne's new book with Lestat for EONS. Was suprised and tickeled to find the Mayfairs, the Vampires and the Toltos all in one book. A through enjoyment. Love it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Barley got up to the second CD. Not interesting enough to keep my interest.

  • Anonymous

    Had one not read Blackwood Farm, or have been familiar with Anne Rice's characters, this might be a bit confusing; however, I am an avid Anne Rice fan - so I really did enjoy the book. Could hardly wait to get in the car for my daily commute.

  • Marla Braziel

    I usually don't write book reviews, but this book was absolutely horrible. I don't understand why so many people enjoyed it. I'm a huge Anne Rice fan and have read most of her books but this one just seemed like a bunch of nonsensical twisted stuff that she threw together. Even Lestat's character seemed extra arrogant, long winded, and down right unbearable. I finished this book but I only give it a one because no zero option is available. By far the worst Anne Rice book I've ever read.

  • Kim Dietrich

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. I HAVE MISSED A FEW BUT THIS BOOK ANSWERED SOME QUESTIONS AND CLEARED UP SOME THINGS FOR ME. NOW I WANT TO GO BACK AND FIND THE BOOKS THAT I MISSED SO I CAN GET THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS THIS BOOK HAS BROUGHT UP. NICE TO HAVE ANNE BACK TO HER OLD STUFF. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH OF LESTAT.

  • Tami Whalen

    Lestat breaking the forth wall and speaking to us the readers was unnecessary and irratating to a point. However, A. Rice did a seamless job weaving the Mayfairs into the chronicles. It has been quite a long time since I read about the witches but there was just enough references to old books that my memory was merely refreshed, I wasn't lost or confused and I wasn't bored by reduncancy as is most often the case when authors want to bring readers "up to speed" in their reference to old stories.

  • Juli Bedgood

    I was glad Anne Rice was keeping up with the lives from her vampire series. Entertaining as always.