Blood and Gold

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 9, 2001 - Fiction - 480 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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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

I liked this volume a lot, maybe more than the story of Armand. The story of Armand was sensual, erotic almost. Marius's story is historical. I loved how much history and culture was in this volume. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

Marius is by far one of my favorite vampires, however this book took me forever to get through. I'm not sure if that is because it was slow, or because of what's going on in my outside life... The ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
26
Section 4
34
Section 5
53
Section 6
79
Section 7
104
Section 8
119
Section 20
286
Section 21
294
Section 22
303
Section 23
311
Section 24
336
Section 25
344
Section 26
360
Section 27
372

Section 9
132
Section 10
150
Section 11
164
Section 12
183
Section 13
201
Section 14
213
Section 15
223
Section 16
230
Section 17
239
Section 18
249
Section 19
263
Section 28
381
Section 29
394
Section 30
403
Section 31
416
Section 32
432
Section 33
447
Section 34
453
Section 35
458
Section 36
465
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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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