Merrick

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Anne Rice

Narrated By: Derek Jacobi

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2000

Duration: 5 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch, Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de colors libres, a cast derived from the black mistresses of white men, a society of New Orleans octoroons and quadroons, steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where the African and the French - the white and the dark - intermingle. Her ancestors are the Great Mayfair Witches, of whom she knows nothing - and from whom she inherits the power and magical knowledge of a Circe.

Into this exotic New Orleans realm comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale - a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of the past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Mayan ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.

Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

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  • Shannon Lowry

    I really enjoyed this story. Rather then begin with a mortal enemy, it ends with a Vampiric beginning. I would hardly call Merrick a witch though. Rather a practitioner of Voodoo. It's also interesting to know that humans can call upon powers that can so strongly effect vampires. Loui has his 'Eeyore complex' on big time in this book and Claudia makes a bratty appearance.

  • Anonymous

    A beautifully written book. I feel like I've lived in New Orleans.

  • Scott Fletcher

    Classic Ann Rice. If you loved her others you will love this one too.