Blood and Gold (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 9, 2001 - Fiction - 471 pages
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The Vampire Chronicles continue with Anne Rice’s spellbinding new novel, in which the great vampire Marius returns.

The golden-haired Marius, true Child of the Millennia, once mentor to The Vampire Lestat, always and forever the conscientious foe of the Evil Doer, reveals in his own intense yet inti-
mate voice the secrets of his two-thousand-year existence.

Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, kidnapped and made a “blood god” by the Druids, Marius becomes the embittered protector of Akasha and Enkil, Queen and King of the vampires, in whom the core of the supernatural race resides.

We follow him through his heartbreaking abandonment of the vampire Pandora. Through him we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine and the horrific sack of the Eternal City itself at the hands of the Visigoths.

Bravely, Marius seeks a new civilization in the midst of glittering Constantinople, only to meet with the blood drinker Eudoxia. We see him ultimately returning to his beloved Italy, where after the horrors of the Black Death, he is restored by the beauty of the Renaissance. We see him become a painter living dangerously
yet happily among mortals, giving his heart to the great Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand.

Moving from Rome to Florence, Venice, and Dresden, and to the English castle of the secret scholarly order of the Talamasca, the novel reaches its dramatic finale in our own time, deep in the jungle where Marius, having told his life story, seeks some measure of justice from the oldest vampires in the world.


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like always her words entice me to want to know more about the history of the time she writes about. I feel the characters as she has them speak and they become real to me while I read the books. Very Very good book!

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This is an amazing addition to the Vampire Cronicles. Anne Rice writes the thrilling tale of the Vampire Marius. It is simply a wonderful book to add to any collection.
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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
26
Section 4
34
Section 5
52
Section 6
79
Section 7
104
Section 8
119
Section 18
263
Section 19
286
Section 20
294
Section 21
303
Section 22
311
Section 23
344
Section 24
360
Section 25
372

Section 9
132
Section 10
150
Section 11
164
Section 12
183
Section 13
201
Section 14
223
Section 15
230
Section 16
239
Section 17
249
Section 26
381
Section 27
394
Section 28
403
Section 29
416
Section 30
432
Section 31
447
Section 32
458
Section 33
463
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About the author (2001)

Anne Rice lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice, and her son, the novelist Christopher Rice.


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