Merrick (Vampire Chronicles Series #7)

Merrick (Vampire Chronicles Series #7)

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Merrick (Vampire Chronicles Series #7) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 232 reviews.
Fuarie More than 1 year ago
From the beginning I could not put this book down. Normally it takes a while to get through one of the Mrs. Rice's vampire books for me...even though I love them to death...not this one. I read through it so quick I amazed myself. The story throwing in a surprising twist of when the world of the Mayfair witches and the Vampires finally unit with the stunning new character of Merrick. Anne Rice never disappoints!
Aimee_Leon More than 1 year ago
This book was extremely exciting & thrilling that it's just too hard to put down. I love the strong and wicked enchanted female character of Merrick. I also love how Anne Rice shows how vampires can be humanly vulnerable with their emotions & nature. It was wonderful to have the vampire collide with the witches. Especially to have Lestat, Louie & David back together. I simply loved it from beginning to the end. I would recommend anyone to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started to read Anne's books at the young age of 11,I am now 22. I am up to Blood an Gold in the chronicles,and have read her other stories. To me,Merrick was one her best,right next to Interview with the Vampire. If you enjoyed that book and Tale of The Body Theif then you will just LOVE this book. And if you are a Louis fan then you will get your fill of him in this book as well! WONDERFUL,as always!
tjharazinova More than 1 year ago
Although I admit to being unsure at the beginning of this story as it was not quite what I expected, it turned out to have a pleasant ending for those who follow Rice's Vampire Chronicles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice does it as no one else ever has. And when she does it, she does it with the extreme discriptions everyone comes to expect of her. I think it is wonderful that she has branched out to other vampires in the series. I would love to see a book later on Gabrielle. In this book, she shows us something Lestat never could. How someone who got to live their whole life lived and loved as a mortal. This is not only about Merrick, but David, and the love they shared as mortals. I am on my third reading of this book and it still captivates my attention totally.
GinnyMay More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, and I love the character, Merrick. I must say though, that if a person reads this without reading the other books in The Vampire Chronicles series first, they might be a little confused. That is not a criticism of Merrick, just a recommendation--read the other books first, please. Then this book will be pure pleasure, from start to finish. I can't wait to read the next installment with the characters Lestat and Merrick in it, Blackwood Farm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one of her books are amazing!!!
cindylb More than 1 year ago
Good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked this book. the merrick character is very interesting and different. a strong female character for once from anne rice. i like the fact that louis is finally revisited in a big way and not just as a side bar. merrick is a solid book that i enjoyed reading. it had some slow parts but it was mostly a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be extremely exciting and had a hard time putting it down. I love the strong female character of Merrick and I also love how Anne Rice shows how vampires can be humanly vunerable. In my opinion, it was one of her best novels yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not among Anne Rice's best work (Queen of the Damned; WItching Hour) but, for me this book showcased one of the few interesting, strong female characters Anne Rice has ever done. I very much enjoyed Merrick and like her as a character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MERRICK has all the ingredients for a perfect Anne Rice novel: issues addressed in previous books, the introduction of new Mayfair family members, and the reawakening of The Vampire Lestat, having been in a deep sleep. However the title character turns out to have a very uninteresting backstory and Louis loses what was most unique to the character. Still, anyone who's stuck this far with the Vampire Chronicles can't go wrong by reading MERRICK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was extremely disappointed. The relationship between Louis and Lestat was totally abandoned for this Merrick who was a weak and worthless character. Anne's work on Merrick is based on a woman who is afraid to be a woman, so afraid and so intiminated she decides to trick the vampires of Rice's chronicals to turn her into a vampire so she no longer has to be afraid of the dark, or of the violence men are capable of dealing out. She's a coward who drinks a lot of rum so she can be as numb as she can be to life around her, She gives nothing to the world, she takes nothing from the world, she makes her great escape from humanity by becoming a genderless vampire. She's afraid of life so she becomes sexless and lifeless. Who wants to read about a poor, little woman who thinks of her sex as being the weaker one, the weak and worthless one, the sex that has to use their sexuality, and deceptiveness to get what they want rather then their intelligence, power, and skills. Who is terrified at the very thought of competing in the real world with men and other women who unlike her isn't afraid to make a contribution to the world. The other vamps mostly male were forced in to becoming vampires, or became vampires out of grief, here we have the first vampire, a woman, becoming a vampire because she scared! I really will not be buying Anne's works ever again. What I enjoyed about her works was the romantic overtones in Louis and Lestat's relationship. Now that that's over with so is my interest in Anne Rice. I can buy a novel simular to this one any place, any time, it's a boring Harequin Romance except of course the heroines in Harequin Romances have more courage and are more resourceful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I looked forward to this newest installment of the Vampire Chronicles because I heard from the advance press that it involved my favorite character, Louis de Pointe du Lac.

I was very disappointed. Not only does Louis not even make an appearance for several chapters, when he does appear, he is not the same character from the earlier Vampire Chronicles. Louis is pathetic, pining away for Claudia, who has been dead for over 200 years. Why? By the end of the book, Louis has done two things which he has stated in the previous novels that he would not do and there is no reasoning given for this.

David Talbot was an extremely interesting character in Tale of the Body Thief. Here, he is not. We are suddenly told that he is obssessed with Merrick, emotionally and sexually, who was a member of the Talmasca at age 14, yet we heard nothing about her when he was telling Lestat about his life and time in the Talamasca. He did explain in Tale of the Body Thief, and re-emphasized in The Vampire Armand, that He is completely disconnected to the Talamasca. Now he is searching out members of the order, and by the end of the book, actually contacts the order himself.

Merrick is unformed as a character. She has a great desire to become a vampire, but we are never told why this is.

Lestat does make an appearance in the very end of the book, but after his small moment of action, he decides to take another nap, so this is NOT the great return of the Vampire Lestat.

Finally, there are several misspellings, timeline inconsistancies, and character feature inconsistancies in the book. This is insulting to any reader and shows a blatant disregard for faithful Vampire Chronicle fans.

For the record, his name is MATTHEW, not MICHAEL, David has BROWN eyes which glow with a golden vampiric light, he has been a vampire for 8 years now and he is 6'2, LOUIS is spelled L-O-U-I-S, and it should be explained why the most powerful vampires, Maharet and Mekare STOPPED seeing spirits when they were made vampires, yet both Armand and David CAN.

The book portrays 'voodoo' (Vodun) in a completely unrealistic way. This is a religion and should be treated with respect. Vodun simply does NOT work the way it is shown in this book.

Finally, the book is entirely too short, only 300 pages, to charge more than 15 dollars for, and it does not end, but rather just stops.

I cannot reccomend that anyone spend money on this book. I returned mine the next day.

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Excellent story, one of the best in the series.
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Merrick is a lovely book. Not Ms. Rice's best work, but lovely just the same.
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I read this book and loved it. Anne Rice at her best.
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