Blood and Gold (Vampire Chronicles Series #8)

Blood and Gold (Vampire Chronicles Series #8)

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Blood and Gold (Vampire Chronicles Series #8) by Anne Rice, Roger Rees

“RICE WRITES WITH HER USUAL EROTIC AND HISTORICALLY EVOCATIVE FLAIR.”
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Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and forced into that dark realm of blood, where he is made a protector of the Queen and King of the vampires–in whom the core of the supernatural race resides. Through his eyes we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine, the horrific sack of the Eternal City at the hands of the Visigoths, and the vile aftermath of the Black Death. Ultimately restored by the beauty of the Renaissance, Marius becomes a painter, living dangerously yet happily among mortals, and giving his heart to the great master Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand. But it is in the present day, deep in the jungle, when Marius will meet his fate seeking justice from the oldest vampires in the world. . . .

Author Biography: Anne Rice is the author of twenty-four books. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375419454
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Series: Vampire Chronicles Series , #8
Edition description: Unabridged, 11 Cassettes, 13 hrs.
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.15(h) x 2.64(d)

About the Author

Anne Rice lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice, and her son, the novelist Christopher Rice.

Hometown:

Rancho Mirage, California

Date of Birth:

October 4, 1941

Place of Birth:

Rancho Mirage, California

Education:

B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971

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Blood and Gold (Vampire Chronicles Series #8) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 220 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Marius was very happy living as a patrician in Ancient Rome. However, he becomes disheartened when a Druid priest kidnaps him insisting that Marius will be the God of the Grove. He is turned into a vampire, but manages to escape. Marius journeys to Egypt to find the Divine Parents of the Vampires and bring them back to his hometown. For most of his life, he was the guardian of Those Who Must Be Kept, paying homage to them on a consistent basis.

Throughout his long life, Marius observed many world events including the fall of the Roman Empire. He found mortals that he loved and converted them, but none ever remained with him for long after changing. Marius made many enemies with one nearly killing him, causing centuries of healing before recovering. However, the ruler of the vampires stymies his efforts for vengeance by forbidding Marius vengeance.

Anne Rice has created another brilliant installment in her vampire chronicles that seem to have been running at a top quality level for as long as Marius¿ life span. Readers see the events of history through the eyes of the protagonist and understand what it is like to live in each era depicted in BLOOD AND GOLD. The characters are deep and complex and the tale is enhanced by action that occurs throughout the novel. Vampire lovers, paranormal fans, and Rice readers will enjoy this saga.

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SlowLeisureReader3 More than 1 year ago
This is a great add on to the Lestat story without focusing so much on Lestat. I enjoyed it very much.
Furry_drow More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of my favorites in the VC series! The storyline is compelling and it just sucks you into a world all it's own, it's just so easy to feel like you're part of the story yourself. I would definatly recomend this to anyone who loves a deep storyline!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok I fall in love with Marius with Arman's book but now...God! Marius you have my heart and some more!!!I am simply crazy for you!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Rice will keep you on the edge with the long awaited tale of Marius. A true child of the millenia. I can't wait to see where she will take us next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that I truley and deepley love this book. I mean it was just written so well. I loved all the detail. This was my second Anne Rice book, my first being 'Interveiw with the vampire' and while this may not be as good as that, this one still shines through. The only thing that holds thi back from being excellent is the slow beggining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the chronicles!
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It was ok. Not the best in her series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE Anne Rice. I've devoured all her books, reading most many times. I loved Marius until I read his story. Now free of the burden of Those Who Must Be Kept, he claims the boring role of caretaker of the now insane Daniel. Really? Marius, get a life!! In my opinion, by far the most interesting character in this story is the elusive stranger to which Marius imparts his history. If you want to know more about Marius, buy Pandora instead!
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Rice paints the most beautiful visual imagery
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I rest my case!
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cindylb More than 1 year ago
Good book
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