Blood Canticle (The Vampire Chronicles, #10)
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Blood Canticle

by Anne Rice
Release date: 2003
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror
Tags: vampires

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.

updated 2017-01-17

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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)
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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.
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