Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles #9) - Anne Rice7.76

In her new novel, perennial bestseller Anne Rice fuses her two uniquely seductive strains of narrative – her Vampire legend and her lore of the Mayfair witches – to give us a world of classic deep-south luxury and ancestral secrets.

Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, bright, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelgänger, "Goblin," a spirit from a dream world that Quinn can't escape and that prevents him from belonging anywhere. When Quinn is made a Vampire, losing all that is rightfully his and gaining an unwanted immortality, his doppelgänger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.

As the novel moves backwards and forwards in time, from Quinn's boyhood on Blackwood Farm to present day New Orleans, from ancient Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the legendary Vampire Lestat in the hope of freeing himself from the spectre that draws him inexorably back to Sugar Devil Swamp and the explosive secrets it holds.

A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

Rate this book


Release date: 2002
Genres: horror
Tags: vampires
Average rating: 7.76/10
Total ratings: 4
Updated: August 19, 2021

The Vampire Chronicles :: Series

Related series New Tales of the Vampires

Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles #1)7.38
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #2)7.74
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles #3)7.22
The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles #4)7.16
Memnoch the Devil (The Vampire Chronicles #5)6.00
The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles #6)6.28
Merrick (The Vampire Chronicles #7)6.00
Blood and Gold (The Vampire Chronicles #8)6.20
Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles #9)7.76
Blood Canticle (The Vampire Chronicles #10)5.26
Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #11)
Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (The Vampire Chronicles #12)
Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #13)

Reviews

4/10 |
November 17, 2007
Blackwood Farm is a bit better horror and dark fantasy book than some of the other vampire books Anne Rice has written after The Queen of the Damned. If you're expecting this book to be as interesting and excellent as the first vampire books, ...