Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice
(Vampire Chronicles)

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In her new novel, perennial bestseller Anne Rice fuses her two uniquely seductive strains of narrative -- her Vampire legend and her lore of the Mayfair witches -- to give us a world of classic deep-south luxury and ancestral secrets.

Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, bright, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelgänger, “Goblin,” a spirit from a dream world that Quinn can’t escape and that prevents him from belonging anywhere. When Quinn is made a Vampire, losing all that is rightfully his and gaining an unwanted immortality, his doppelgänger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.

As the novel moves backwards and forwards in time, from Quinn’s boyhood on Blackwood Farm to present day New Orleans, from ancient Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the legendary Vampire Lestat in the hope of freeing himself from the spectre that draws him inexorably back to Sugar Devil Swamp and the explosive secrets it holds.

A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

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About Anne Rice

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
Published October 29, 2002 by Ballantine Books. 640 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Quinn’s problem is that since earliest childhood he’s been hounded by a doppelgänger named Goblin who grows only stronger as Quinn ages and sucks out tastes of Quinn’s blood after Quinn feasts.

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(Oct. 31)Forecast: With a first printing of 500,000, a major ad/marketing campaign (TV, radio and print) and a four-city author tour, this title—a dual main selection of BOMC and an alternate selection of Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Mystery Guild, Science Fiction and QPB—is poised to con...

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When the two are finally able to talk alone, Lestat invites Tarquin to tell the whole story, not only because he hopes that by hearing it from the beginning he might be able to find some clue to help the new vampire, but because he is intrigued by the handsome young man and his family.

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Heir to the wealthy Louisiana Blackwood Farm, Quinn Blackwood is a true son of the south, but has a secret that makes him quite different.

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The short list of Quinn Blackwood's romantic conquests includes: a normal (i.e.

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