Anne Rice, creator of the vampire Lestat, the Mayfair
witches, and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new
series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has
set out to become a chronicler of his fellow Undead.
The novel opens in present-day Paris in a crowded café,
where David meets Pandora. She is two thousand years old, a Child of the
Millennia, the first vampire ever made by the great Marius. David persuades her
to tell the story of her life.
Pandora carries you back to her mortal girlhood in the
world of Caesar Augustus, where she meets and falls in love with the handsome,
charismatic, lighthearted, still-mortal Marius. She is forced to flee in fear
of assassination by conspirators plotting to take over the city. You then
follow her to the exotic port of Antioch, where she is destined to be reunited
with Marius, now immortal and haunted by his vampire nature, who will bestow on
her the Dark Gift as they set out on the fraught and fantastic adventure of
their two turbulent centuries together. Download and start listening now!