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. Download and start listening now!