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Blood Canticle By Anne Rice Blood Canticle Lestat is back with a vengeance and in thrall to Rowan Mayfair Both demon and angel he is drawn to kill but tempted by goodness as he moves among the pantheon of Anne Rice s unforgettable characters

  • Title: Blood Canticle
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • ISBN: 9780099460176
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Blood Canticle By Anne Rice Lestat is back with a vengeance and in thrall to Rowan Mayfair Both demon and angel, he is drawn to kill but tempted by goodness as he moves among the pantheon of Anne Rice s unforgettable characters Julien Mayfair, his tormentor Rowan, witch and neurosurgeon, who attracts spirits to herself, casts spells on others and finds herself dangerously drawn to Lestat Patsy, cLestat is back with a vengeance and in thrall to Rowan Mayfair Both demon and angel, he is drawn to kill but tempted by goodness as he moves among the pantheon of Anne Rice s unforgettable characters Julien Mayfair, his tormentor Rowan, witch and neurosurgeon, who attracts spirits to herself, casts spells on others and finds herself dangerously drawn to Lestat Patsy, country and western singer, who was killed by Quinn Blackwood and dumped in a swamp Ash Templeton, a 5,000 year old Taltos whose genes live on in the Mayfairs Now, Lestat fights to save Patsy s ghost from the dark realms of the Earthbound, to uncover the mystery of the Taltos and to decide the fate of Rowan Mayfair Both of Anne Rice s irresistible realms the worlds of Blackwood Farm and the Mayfair Witches collide as Lestat struggles between his lust for blood and the quest for life, between gratification and redemption.
    Blood Canticle By Anne Rice

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    About "Anne Rice"

    1. Anne Rice

      Anne Rice born Howard Allen Frances O Brien is a best selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002 Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult themed fiction i.e erotica and A.N Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado masochism.

    310 thoughts on “Blood Canticle”

    1. Honestly, never in a million years had I ever imagined giving any of these books a 1 out of 5 But Blood Canticle is like Anne Rice woke up one day, smelled the roses, opened the balcony doors to be greeted by the shouts of her adoring fans, and then proceeded to perch on the railing and shit on all of them I m talking diarreah, buddy Lestat is a pussy No seriously, if you have one of those Edward vs Lestat arguments, hide this and never use it in your arsenal I ve warned you Secondhell, I can t [...]


    2. I swear, it isn t intentional My recent reading of the Beauty trilogy coincidentally led up to picking up Blood Canticle on the bargain rack I m a long time fan of The Vampire Chronicles as well as her tales of the Mayfair Witches, and my lust for this book, the one in which the two series merge, moved it to the top of my reading list.Oh, the horror The Plot For those of you who are unfamiliar with Anne Rice s novels, there are two major series one about vampires starring the Vampire Lestat, and [...]


    3. As much of a die hard Anne Rice fan as I claim to be, I have yet to finish this book Supposedly it s the last she ll ever write in her vampire series I got about halfway through and wanted to throw the book across the room It s like a different person is writing and it seems like Anne just doesn t care about this series or the vampire world any Lestat saying the word dude was pretty much the last straw I ll come back to this book eventually, and I ll hopefully be less bitter the next time I give [...]


    4. After finally finishing my journey with Anne Rice and her vampires, something I started at age 14, I come to the end pretty dissapointed with the turn Anne Rice has taken with her writing Theres not much I can say about this book that others havent already said, however I just have to vent about one thing Anne Rice increasingly does with her later books Her feticisization of coloured people, especially creoles of the south I say this as a mixed creole also on this note excuse my english who at f [...]


    5. I was a big fan of Ms Rice s books for a long time Blackwood Farm was the first vampire or Mayfair witch novel that I didn t love Actually, she had been declining for a couple of books before that, but it was in Blackwood that I noticed the sharp drop in quality, which only drops even further with this book.Now, I know that Ms Rice was going through a hard time Her husband died, she found out she had diabetes, etc etc.If Ms Rice had said to her fans via her website or otherwise You know what, I [...]


    6. Anne Rice has said this is the last of the Vampire Chronicles, I m not sure if this is the last of the Mayfair Witches, but this review is written under the belief that Blood Canticle is the end of both Anne Rice is my favorite author The Witching Hour is my favorite book As I reached the end of the chronicles and the time came to read Blood Canticle I didn t want to I wanted to stay on those cracked humid sidewalks of the French Quarter and bask in the flickering light of the gaslamps I feel no [...]


    7. There is nothing to writing, as Hemingway once said All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed Maybe that s the reason I felt compelled to give BLOOD CANTICLE three stars It s difficult to transport a reader into a world that cannot be researched, one created in entirety from the author s imagination Even the most indignant critic would surely agree Ms Rice didn t just toss in the ingredients without glancing at the recipe.But, okay, admittedly, I, too, cringed when the author elected to i [...]


    8. Now Mona is a vampire and not facing her inevitable death, she is able to ask hard questions like where her daughter is and what has become of the TaltosThe big dark secret of the Mayfair family is finally open and ready to be resolved.I have a problem.When I reviewed Blackwood Farm I gave it 0.5 fangs I do not regret that rating, it most definitely deserved that rating But now I have a problem, because Blood Canticle is even worse but, out of some odd twisted sense of needing to finish this ser [...]


    9. Easily one of the single most awful books I ve read The writing was excruciating, the story ridiculous This made me want to flee into the arms of Anne s earlier work, fold myself into the lush, lyrical writing of novels past, and dismiss this book and the one preceding it as cruel jokes as nightmares as phantoms I d never need to acknowledge ever again I m very passionate about the fact that the end of this series is dead to me I d just as soon pretend trees had never been felled to print this t [...]


    10. The peak of Anne Rice s breakdown this is basically an excuse for long atheist characters to pound their fists about religion, to ruminate on how the former, late Pope is doing, and generally a way to pretend that whatever random assortment of stuff she was thinking about interested in during the few months she spent writing this made a story if all compressed together.Famous for her getting on and blasting people who gave it a bad review.


    11. Ick Way enough already Can vampires be redeemed Oh my god, if he asks this question one time, just kill him for good and put him out of his angst Is Anne putting a little too much of her own insecurity into her vampires Redeemed from what Surviving on human blood They are predators for crissakes, a different species Can humans be redeemed for eating red meat It s the blood of another species, after all Get over it already One book, was good 2 or 3, and I still didn t ask why vampires around sin [...]


    12. I was so upset with this book It s nothing like her other ones, and I get the honest feeling that she just wanted to finish the entire vampire chronicle series, and mayfair witch series by wrapping up all the loose ends together in one book It definitely shows First of all, Mona She s a character I genuinely liked, fierce, independent, intelligent, a little arrogant but wickedly fun, and full of potential And what did rice do to tie off that end Made her sick, turned her into a vampire, and thre [...]


    13. So here I finished last book of Vampire Chronicles First pages made me laugh how childish Lestat acts I think it might be childish to dream to be a saint, but in other ways he just wants to help people Which is nice But I started to miss good old Lestat He changed over all books No that arrogant Frenchman Monaah I cannot stand her the same as Rowan I already got my opinion in Blackwood Farm Umm Taltos, yes That was the most interesting part of the book I enjoyed reading how they look like, how [...]


    14. What a disappointing conclusion to the Vampire Chronicles and the tales of the Mayfair witches and the Taltos It reads as though it were written by someone who had skimmed the Cliffs Notes of the previous books The writing is terrible, the characters behave in bizarre and inconsistent ways, the text is full of errors, and the plot is full of holes What happened to David Talbot and Louis, last ensconced in Lestat s flat on the Rue Royale What happened to the Talamasca s declaration of enmity agai [...]


    15. Spoiler Alert I ve read two books since I finished Blood Canticle, and I still find myself thinking about how disappointed I am by this book I was so excited to see how this beloved and epic tale of The Vampire Chronicles would end Despite having had to consciously try hard to get used to Blackwood Farm, I was sure Rice would write a book that would make this whole set end in a satisfying way But no, I was dead wrong It almost feels like a kick in the junk after reading the previous nine books I [...]


    16. What the hell did I just read This is not the Lestat I know This adds nothing to the vampire canon I mean, by god I can t with all the taltos thing I JUST CAN T Those are some weird ass things that I couldn t help but feel repulsed by them AND ALL THE FUCKING BOOK IS ABOUT THEM If Blackwood Farm was a let down with all the switch of focus on a character I didn t know and couldn t bring myself to care about throughout the book,this is a major setback for me I mean, those taltos things are soooo f [...]


    17. To call this book part of the Vampire Chronicles is a misnomer From the get go this book was not about vampires or the Vampire Lestat, which was what I expected given that Lestat was the narrator It was sort of about his two new fledgling vampires, Quinn Blackwood and Mona Mayfair However, I say sort of because it mainly focused on spirits ghosts, the Mayfair witches mortals, and an alien species The Taltos There were entirely too many characters, both mortal and otherwise, to make an interestin [...]


    18. I didn t get all up in arms about this book because I read the last three books in the Chronicles long after the brouhaha had died down, but I still have to nominate Mona Mayfair for most annoying book character of the past century I didn t think this book was the worst thing ever written by Rice see Violin but neither was it as good as the two that came right before it.


    19. This is where Anne Rice and I became no longer friends e cast aside this series in such a poor way it was insulting to her fansry insulting I wish I could give it 1 2 a star And it only gets 1 2 a star on the coat tails of the good books and my love of the characters prior to this


    20. Blood Canticle is the tenth book in The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice Interview with the Vampire introduced me to Anne Rice many years ago now, and I have been a fan of her work ever since I think I have now read everything she has ever written, some several times over Every so often I work my way through this series again and I found myself reading the Vampire Chronicles for about the fifth time, as a friend of mine who had never read any of Ms Rice s work asked me to buddy read them with her [...]


    21. P.S I love that book EXPECTATIONS Previous book Blackwood Farm was best book of Anne I have ever read Well I am not gonna lie, Blood Canticle was the worst shit I have ever read probably in my life I know I know I am being not really nice but declaring a book worthless shit but try reading it Worst thing ever, just thinking about it makes me want to shake as somebody have puked on me THE WORLD Yes Lestat is back But wait do you remember that Stuart s Lestat we all loved in Queen of The Damned mo [...]


    22. Okay, I DID read this one I know I did I just can t for the life of me remember what it was about Although knowing later Anne Rice, I am sure it contained a mixture of everything she could think of to create shock value, said mixture thrown against the wall, and Anne Rice just hoping that something would stick I am just picturing her thought process while writing this Hmmmw I have done vampires and witches together, and I have done vampires, witches, and ghosts together, where can I go from here [...]


    23. This latest installment of Rice s Vampire Chronicles begins with a ranting soliloquy from the infamous vampire Lestat as he addresses readers of the previous books He excoriates those who read his chronicles but did not understand what he was trying to say He fantasizes about being good, about becoming a saint, about speaking to the Pope The entire first chapter is taken up with nonsense that has nothing to do with the story, and then the novel s basic plot begins where Blackwood Farm ended In t [...]


    24. Do not read this book if you are very attached to the Mayfair Trilogy as it was This book alters the direction of the trilogy completely, and you might not like where it goes I know I didn t Overall, the story is interesting enough to finish the book, and if you ve been hungry for the continuation of the story, you won t be able to stop yourself There are, however, some awful AWFUL paragraphs when Lestat is speaking to the reader that made me sad that Anne Rice decided to include Mona, Rowan and [...]


    25. I ve read this twice now Contrary to popular opinion, I think it is very good No, it s not her best work, but I love both the Vampire Chronicles and The Mayfair Witches, so this was a great crossover Rice puts so much of herself into her novels and we see Lestat struggling with eternal philosophical questions and deep religious theological issues This will turn off some readers, but for me it gave a very poetic and thoughtful picture of the supernatural I m sad to see my favorite vampires go, bu [...]


    26. I loved the first vampire chronicles and the Mayfair witches story She was draging the vampire stories a bit too long with all the individual books afterwards But this one is really a waste of space There s nothing left of the magnificent Lestat, there s no plot and no meaning to this construction Horrible and bloodless On the plus side, I payed 10 cents for it.




    27. Alluring, Enchanting, bordering on erotic Seductive Vampire Lestat.lorious enough believe that he can become a saint, weak enough to fall impossibly in love with a mortalRowan Mayfair His romps and ravings unabridged He transforms the not so innocent Mona Mayfair and takes her under his wingwhich leads him onEscapades with ghosts a five thousand year old race of Taltos.Words of Lestat on the Vampire Chronicles An age old form of public confession, sacrosanct Goes back to ancient Egypt A book goe [...]


    28. It s easy to see that Anne Rice had run out of ideas and had become rather bored with this series at this point It s good that she took several years off before returning to the series in 2015 because this book just wasn t very good at all and was my second least favorite first being The Vampire Armand and is actually only the second book in the entire series that I did not enjoy A huge chunk of this book dealt with the Taltos half human, half beast creatures that were originally in The Mayfair [...]


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