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2.99995463618218 out of 52.99995463618218 out of 52.99995463618218 out of 52.99995463618218 out of 52.99995463618218 out of 5 3.00 (22,044 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vampire Chronicles Release Date:
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In her mesmerizing new novel, the author of The Vampire Chronicles and the saga of the Mayfair Witches demonstrates once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of myth and magic. Here, in a magnificent tale of sorcery and the occult, she makes real for us a hitherto unexplored world of witchcraft.

At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de couleur libres, a society of New Orleans octoroons and quadroons steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reigned in the shadowy world where African and French--the dark and the white--intermingled. Her ancestors are the great Mayfair Witches, of whom she knows nothing--and from whom she inherits the power and the magical knowledge of a Circe.

Into this exotic realm comes David Talbot--hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost-mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale--a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Maya ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.

Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/20/2014

    " I was rather disappointed with this read as I found it to be completely anti-climatic. I wasn't that interested in the back story of Merrick and David Talbot, so I was rather looking forward to the question of Louis - would he or wouldn't he? But that was almost glossed over or rushed, and the whole book ended rather quickly. I found myself wishing someone else had narrated it, so that I the reader wouldn't feel left out from what I felt were major events that took place outside of the narrator's presence. It seemed, especially towards the end of the book, that the characters didn't know how to interact with each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mel | 2/15/2014

    " This volume in the vampire chronicles included a powerful Mayfair Witch. If you have read the Mayfair Witches trilogy by Anne Rice you know what I'm talking about. Like the Mayfair trilogy, some parts seemed long and drawn out. I can say that in the end it was worth it b/c the plot was very interesting and took a turn away from focusing 100% on just vampires. Careful, the end of the book leaves you with a cliff hanger, one that will have you wanting to read the next book in the series to see if the "plot/drama" at the end of this book continues, or if it has ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marci | 2/12/2014

    " This one was really good. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natalie | 2/12/2014

    " This is one of my favorite Anne Rice books. I think I fell in love with the family in these books, the way the generations interacted through spirits. However, you generally love or hate Anne Rice. I'm okay with that. I love her. "

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