With Pandora, Anne
Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of
her New Tales of the Vampires series, she tells the mesmerizing story of
Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de’Medici, trained in knighthood at
his father’s mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor
and country pleasures—a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is
confronted by an unholy power.
In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is
seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies.
As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the
Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the
mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war, and
Against a backdrop of the wonders—both sacred and profane—and
the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate
and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.
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