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.
Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien, 1941) is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the central character of Lestat. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles in 1994, and Queen of the Damned in 2002.
Born in New Orleans, Rice spent much of her early life there before moving to Texas, and later to San Francisco. She was raised in an observant Roman Catholic family, but became an atheist as a young adult. She began her professional writing career with the publication of Interview with the ... (more)
Written by sansa (2010-12-25)
so, the last part of Lestats adventures. I am pretty happy with this book, thought it is worse than many of the parts before it. In this novel Lestat is deciring to become a saint (as we all know, it isn't that natural for him). the very best thing of the story is that the old Lestat is back. Since the Interview with the Vampire, Lestat had developed to be a kinda boring creature with only love in his ways and words. now he is again that selfish lord that wants to be worshipped with no ... (more)
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (2007-11-17)
Blood Canticle is the last vampire book, which is a good thing, because almost all the books since The Queen of the Damned have been more or less bad and disappointing books. Blood Canticle is a bad book and I can't recommend it to anybody. You shouldn't read this book, so try to avoid it.