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Blood Canticle Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,908 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Stephen Spinella Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 has 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.

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  • “Seductive…Rice draws on the most tantalizing pieces from past novels and blends them artfully with new revelations.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Carrie | 2/10/2014

    " The last 70 pages had some redeeming qualities but still not worth reading. Anne needs some completely new characters to write about. These have been wrung dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Janice | 2/8/2014

    " Best of Rice's vampire books in a long time. Good way to end the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Meredith | 1/29/2014

    " When Lestat began talking like Austin Powers narrating A Clockwork Orange, I gave up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Crystal | 1/27/2014

    " I can't get enought of those Mayfair Witches or Quinn Blackwood! Loved it! "

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About the Author
Author Anne Rice

Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English and creative writing from San Francisco State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is the author of over thirty books, including tales of the Mayfair Witches. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become part of one of the bestselling series of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as the Vampire Chronicles, which have had both great mainstream and cult followings. She lives in Palm Desert, California.