By Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles proceed with Anne Rice's spellbinding new novel, during which the good vampire Marius returns.
The golden-haired Marius, real baby of the Millennia, as soon as mentor to the vampire Lestat, continuously and perpetually the conscientious foe of the Evil Doer, unearths in his personal severe but intimate voice the secrets and techniques of his two-thousand-year existence.
Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, abducted and made a "blood god" by means of the Druids, Marius turns into the embittered protector of Akasha and Enkil, Queen and King of the vampires, in whom the middle of the supernatural race resides.
We persist with him via his heartbreaking abandonment of the vampire Pandora. via him we see the autumn of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine and the terrible sack of the everlasting urban itself by the hands of the Visigoths.
Bravely, Marius seeks a brand new civilization in the course of glittering Constantinople, in basic terms to fulfill with the blood drinker Eudoxia. We see him finally returning to his cherished Italy, the place after the horrors of the Black demise, he's restored by way of the wonderful thing about the Renaissance. We see him develop into a painter residing dangerously but fortunately between mortals, giving his center to the nice Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious younger apprentice Armand.
Moving from Rome to Florence, Venice, and Dresden, and to the English fortress of the key scholarly order of the Talamasca, the radical reaches its dramatic finale in our personal time, deep within the jungle the place Marius, having informed his lifestyles tale, seeks a few degree of justice from the oldest vampires on this planet.
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