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The Vampire Chronicles continue with Anne Rices spellbinding new novel, in which the great vampire Marius returns.

The golden-haired Marius, true Child of the Millennia, once mentor to The Vampire Lestat, always and forever the conscientious foe of the Evil Doer, reveals in his own intense yet inti-

mate voice the secrets of his two-thousand-year existence.

Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, kidnapped and made a “blood god” by the Druids, Marius becomes the embittered protector of Akasha and Enkil, Queen and King of the vampires, in whom the core of the supernatural race resides.

We follow him through his heartbreaking abandonment of the vampire Pandora. Through him we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine and the horrific sack of the Eternal City itself at the hands of the Visigoths.

Bravely, Marius seeks a new civilization in the midst of glittering Constantinople, only to meet with the blood drinker Eudoxia. We see him ultimately returning to his beloved Italy, where after the horrors of the Black Death, he is restored by the beauty of the Renaissance. We see him become a painter living dangerously

yet happily among mortals, giving his heart to the great Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand.

Moving from Rome to Florence, Venice, and Dresden, and to the English castle of the secret scholarly order of the Talamasca, the novel reaches its dramatic finale in our own time, deep in the jungle where Marius, having told his life story, seeks some measure of justice from the oldest vampires in the world.

About the Author

Anne Rice lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice, and her son, the novelist Christopher Rice.

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Insane Fat Boy, July 3, 2010 (view all comments by Insane Fat Boy)
Just finished reading Blood and Gold a few minutes ago, for the second time. The sensibility of Rice´s characters seems to appeal more and more everytime her pages are read. The historical references of Ancient Rome and the Renaissance period are fantastic. It´s imperative to be read by any die-hard Anne Rice fan.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679454496
Author:
Rice, Anne
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
The Vampire Chronicles
Series Volume:
2000-7
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.53 x 6.74 in.

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