By Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles proceed with Anne Rice’s spellbinding new novel, during which the good vampire Marius returns.
The golden-haired Marius, actual baby of the Millennia, as soon as mentor to The Vampire Lestat, continually and ceaselessly the conscientious foe of the Evil Doer, finds in his personal excessive but inti-
mate voice the secrets and techniques of his two-thousand-year existence.
Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, abducted and made a “blood god” by way of the Druids, Marius turns into the embittered protector of Akasha and Enkil, Queen and King of the vampires, in whom the center of the supernatural race resides.
We persist with him via his heartbreaking abandonment of the vampire Pandora. via him we see the autumn of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine and the terrible sack of the everlasting urban itself by the hands of the Visigoths.
Bravely, Marius seeks a brand new civilization in the course of glittering Constantinople, basically to satisfy with the blood drinker Eudoxia. We see him eventually returning to his loved Italy, the place after the horrors of the Black loss of life, he's restored by way of the great thing about the Renaissance. We see him turn into a painter residing dangerously
yet fortunately between mortals, giving his middle to the nice Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious younger apprentice Armand.
Moving from Rome to Florence, Venice, and Dresden, and to the English fortress of the key scholarly order of the Talamasca, the radical reaches its dramatic finale in our personal time, deep within the jungle the place Marius, having advised his lifestyles tale, seeks a few degree of justice from the oldest vampires on the planet.
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There was no thought involved. It happened so quickly that the entire room came to shocked silence. The expected blood did not flow. Jeanne stood there for a long moment, holding the man immobile by his arm, then he released his grip and stepped back. “I was about to say I was sorry, friend,” he said softly. The one-eyed man stepped forward as if his mind couldn’t comprehend what had happened and he wanted another go. It was then that Montrovant stepped in. “I believe my friend apologized,” he said.
There was more involved than a younger son putting his sibling to death, or a duke poisoning the legal heir. “This Sondra,” le Duc cut in. ” “You sound surprised,” Michel observed. “The Dark One must truly have kept you sheltered.
I could have taken a friend, or a dozen friends, but I went alone. It was late afternoon when I strayed to that side of the mountain, and I knew that if I did not turn back soon, it would be too late—that I would have to make a camp and wait for the morning. Rumors or not, there were other more natural dangers about by night, and I had sense enough—or so it seemed—to fear those. I made my choice, spurring my mount toward the ruins while the light was still bright. “It was a magical place. There were stone towers half torn to the ground by time, and the greedy seeking secrets buried deep within those walls.
Blood And Gold (The Vampire Chronicles, Book 8) by Anne Rice