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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — 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, c Lestat is back with a vengeance and in thrall to Rowan Mayfair. 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, 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.
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Blood Canticle (The Vampire Chronicles, #10) by Anne Rice
To ask other readers questions about Blood Canticleplease sign up. Been reading everyone’s review’s on this book, and I actually liked them more than the book!
So glad that I’m not the only one who thought there was something off about this book. And Blackwood farm blooc well!?
See 1 ricw about Blood Canticle…. Lists with This Book. Dec 05, Sisi Emm rated it did not like it. 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 don’t think I ever got past page Maybe, maybeI reached This coming from a fan. One day, I will return cantile give a more coherent review other than “I’m bitter, this is a mockery of my favorite vampires”. It won’t be soon. May 20, Cyndy Aleo ricf it did not like it Shelves: 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. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Anne Rice’s novels, there are two major series: The Vampire Lestat has always been the star of the Vampire Chronicles, creating new vampires, finding the original two vampires, losing his vampire body to a mortal, and journeying to Heaven and Hell.
The Mayfair Witches stories involve a rather inbred family of Louisiana witches, who, when certain family members meet, create what is known as the Taltos, a child who unfolds to a full adult upon its birth, knowing its name and the full history of the Taltos, also leaving its human mother unable to bear more children. In Blood Canticle, the story begins with Lestat “saving” the dying Mayfair witch Mona, the most recent bearer of a Taltos. Mona has been dying in a hospital for two years.
Of course, before we even get to the plot itself, we are subjected to an over-colloquialized raving from Lestat who narrates the Chronicles about his desire to be a saint.
And visit the Pope. Once Mona is made a vampire, we meet Rowan Mayfair, the de facto head of the Mayfair witches and Mayfair Medical, a huge sprawling complex of medical services and research. Rowan bore her own Taltos, a child possessed by the spirit who haunted the Mayfair House, Lasher. For over pages, the reader ane held at bay to hear the story of Rowan and Mona and the Taltos, which any devoted reader of the Mayfair Witches stories already knows.
Of course, Lestat falls in love with the human Rowan, and in the course of helping Mona and Rowan find out what happened to the remaining Taltos Mona’s daughter Morrigan and the centuries-old “purebred” Taltos Ash who Rowan met in the Mayfair storieshe rids Mona’s cousin Quinn’s farm of Quinn’s mother’s ghost Quinn killed her in the previous Chronicle, Blackwood Farmcontacts Maharet, know the “ruler” of the Vampires, kills druglords and finds out the fate of the Taltos.
The only acnticle thing about this book is that it is supposed to be the last Vampire Chronicle. This is the first book that Rice wrote after the death of her husband, blopd poet Stan Rice to whom she dedicates this book and sorry, Stan, but she dedicated one horrendous book to you. Rice can never seem to find Lestat’s voice in the course of this novel, blkod he goes back and forth from sounding like a ranting raving teenager to the cultured and demanding Lestat we know from Interview with the Vampire, to some crazy hormones-raging young adult.
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At points, Lestat, who has always been enamored cantcile new things, acts like he’s about to join the Society for Rife Anachronism and ignore all new bloodd by refusing to learn how to email.
Rice also can’t seem to find the character of Mona anywhere in this book. The Mona we met in the Mayfair books was a child genius. She was sexually precocious, but at the same time, almost a small adult. In Blood Canticle, Mona is a vacuous slut, flitting about almost willy-nilly, crying at cqnticle drop of a hat, baiting Lestat, and wearing odd slutty clothes that belonged to Quinn’s Aunt Queen.
The Mona Mayfair that Mayfair Witches fans knew and loved is gone. Worst of all is Rice’s plot construction. The first half of the book drags on endlessly, making you wonder if the book is even going to have a conclusion or just end ambiguously, leaving the reader to find the fate of the Taltos in some forthcoming book. But much like an old rickety roller coaster, the climb is much longer than the descent.
The plot contrivances that Rice uses to get Mona, Quinn, and Lestat to where they will find the fate of the Taltos are numerous, unbelievable, and far too convenient, and for good measure, Rice tosses in a gratuitous sex scene. I actually laughed out loud at the conclusion of this book. Why You Should Thank Me I wanted to quit reading this book by the end of Chapter 1. I kept reading it only to find out bolod Rice would merge the series and so I could write this vanticle.
It has NEVER taken me a week to read a book this short, but I could only read it in small doses; sometimes a page or cannticle were all I could manage in one sitting. I’m not sure if Rice has lost her touch or I’ve simply outgrown her, but my disappointment in this book is crushing. As a long-time Rice fan, I have to znne this book is best suited to use as toilet paper. This review previously published at Epinions: 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.
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 nex As much of a die hard Anne Rice fan as I claim to be, I have yet to finish this book.
I’ll come back to this book eventually, and I’ll hopefully be less bitter the next time I give it a try. This book just felt like a kick in the face for anyone who has loved her vampire series. View all 7 comments. 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 cahticle said, however I just have to vent about one bloov 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 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. To sum up my frustration which I apologize if it comes across as a little incoherent Anne, there is no doubt in my mind you are a smart and well-read woman, as well as a master story teller despite my dissapoint with some of your novels.
However, you are the epitome of someone striving to not be racist while ultimately pulling out every stereotype imaginable and coming off as racist and clueless with regards to people of colour.
Oct 27, M.
Strawberry Reviews rated it did not like it Shelves: 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. Rice had said to her fans via her website or otherwise ‘You kn I was a big fan of Ms. Rice had said to her fans via her website or otherwise ‘You know what, I’m just dealing with a lot right now, so I’m going to take a break from writing’ or some such, I’d have supported her one hundred percent.
It would have been completely understandable.