Blackwood Farm

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Arrow, 2003 - Horror - 784 pages
17 Reviews

Lestat is back, saviour and demon, presiding over a gothic story of family greed and hatred through generations, a terrifying drama of blood lust and betrayal, possession and matricide.

Blackwood Farm with its grand Southern mansion, set among dark cypress swamps in Louisiana, harbours terrible blood-stained secrets and family ghosts. Heir to them all is Quinn Blackwood, young, rash and beautiful, himself a 'bloodhunter' whom Lestat takes under his wing. But Quinn is in thrall not only to the past and his own appetites but, even more dangerously, to a companion spirit, a 'goblin' succubus who could destroy him and others. Only the unearthly power of Lestat combined with the earthly powers of the Mayfair clan could hope to save Quinn from himself and his ghosts, or to rescue the doomed girl Quinn loves from her own mortality- Shocking, savage and richly erotic, this novel with the deceptively gentle title bring us Anne Rice at her most powerfully disturbing. Here are vampires and witches, men and women, demons and a doppelg-nger, caught up in a maelstrom of death and destruction, blood and fire, cruelty and fate.

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User Review  - Ginerbia - LibraryThing

I listened to this one on CD. The narrator was excellent; really brought the story to life. The ending was pretty predictable. Good vampire story though and of course Lestat made an appearance. Read full review

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

Refreshingly, a new story set almost entirely in the recent past, a new (well, slightly related) family with paranormal secrets to explore, and a new lovable vampire hero. Tarquin Blackwood seeks out ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Anne Rice is the author of more than thirty internationally bestselling books including ‚e~The Mayfair Witches‚e(tm) sequence, ‚e~The Songs of the Seraphim‚e(tm) and ‚e~The Wolf Gift Chronicles‚e(tm). The phenomenon that became ‚e~The Vampire Chronicles‚e(tm) started with Interview with a Vampire in 1976, later made into a film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and culminated with Blood Canticle in 2003. Prince Lestat, published in 2014, and her new novel, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, are the first new Vampire Chronicle novels for over a decade. Anne Rice lives in California.

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