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Penguin Group USA, 1996 - Fiction - 510 pages
3 Reviews
Featuring a special Introduction by her sister, New York Times bestselling author Anne Rice, Alice Borchardt's lushly detailed backdrop of tenth century France sets the stage for Devoted. A remarkable tale of passion, adventure, and mysticism, this unforgettable debut novel is commercial fiction at its best.

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User Review  - TheBooknerd - LibraryThing

Do not be fooled by lofty descriptions of this book. This isn't some great piece of literature or a touching love story. It's just a run-of-the-mill novel with a dull plot and awkward characters. I heartily recommend that you skip it. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Anne Rice's older sister debuts with a historical, set in ninth-century Europe at the time of Charlemagne, chronicling the rise of Christianity and resistance to the Northern worshippers of Odin ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Anne Rice was born in New Orleans in 1941, the second daughter in an Irish Catholic family. She is the author of many bestselling books. She is perhaps best known for her incredibly successful Vampire ChroniclesInterview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Dammed, The Tale of the Body Thief (published in Penguin) and Memnoch the Devil. Her other books include the Mayfair witches sequence The Witching Hour, Lasher (both published in Penguin) and Taltos; the novels Cry to Heaven, The Mummy or Ramses the Damned (both published in Penguin), The Servant of the Bones and, recently, Pandora, the first part of her New Tales of the Vampires series.

She lived for many years in San Francisco but has now moved back to her native New Orleans where she lives with her husband, poet and university professor Stan Rice, and their son.

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