By Anne Rice
In her new novel, perennial bestseller Anne Rice fuses her uniquely seductive lines of narrative -- her Vampire legend and her lore of the Mayfair witches -- to provide us an international of vintage deep-south luxurious and ancestral secrets.
Welcome to Blackwood Farm: hovering white columns, spacious drawing rooms, brilliant, sun-drenched gardens, and a depressing strip of the dense Sugar satan Swamp. this can be the area of Quinn Blackwood, an excellent younger guy haunted seeing that beginning through a mysterious doppelgänger, “Goblin,” a spirit from a dream global that Quinn can’t get away and that forestalls him from belonging anyplace. while Quinn is made a Vampire, wasting all that's rightfully his and gaining an undesirable immortality, his doppelgänger turns into much more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.
As the radical strikes back and forth in time, from Quinn’s boyhood on Blackwood Farm to offer day New Orleans, from historic Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the mythical Vampire Lestat within the wish of liberating himself from the spectre that attracts him inexorably again to Sugar satan Swamp and the explosive secrets and techniques it holds.
A tale of teen and promise, of loss and the quest for romance, of secrets and techniques and future, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her spell binding best.
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The respect doesn’t come from being a doctor, Mahtab jan. It comes from the washing. They pretend it’s not true, but you hear it when you burn dinner because you were busy with a poem, God forbid. ” And then Maman reminds her that having her own money is the most important thing a girl can do for herself. She reminds Mahtab about sweet old Khanom Omidi, and how she spends her days tending house and selling her leftover yogurt for pocket money. It’s never very much, but it’s important that she does it.
It comes from the washing. They pretend it’s not true, but you hear it when you burn dinner because you were busy with a poem, God forbid. ” And then Maman reminds her that having her own money is the most important thing a girl can do for herself. She reminds Mahtab about sweet old Khanom Omidi, and how she spends her days tending house and selling her leftover yogurt for pocket money. It’s never very much, but it’s important that she does it. That’s what Maman told us and I’ve seen it myself.
You need four for a full table. And look at the future that is now planted in Mahtab’s mind: she will be an American shahzadeh in a magazine, with four dresses in as many photos and a quiet, light-skinned man with old money and new thoughts. She has American ambition now, the kind you see in movies about orphans. Now Mahtab is the sort of girl who worries—about money, about love, about her future. There are so many things that America has taught her to want. The next day Mahtab goes to the library.
Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles, Book 9) by Anne Rice