The Vampire Armand Book 6 by Anne Rice
The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles) Book 6

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Armand's story is a woeful disappointment; perhaps Ms Rice should take another crack at her witches before attempting another vampire story.
-All About Romance

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In the latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summons up dazzling worlds to bring us the story of Armand - eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel. Armand, who first appeared in all his dark glory more than twenty years ago in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire, the first of The Vampire Chronicles, the novel that established its author worldwide as a magnificent storyteller and creator of magical realms.

Now, we go with Armand across the centuries to the Kiev Rus of his boyhood - a ruined city under Mongol dominion - and to ancient Constantinople, where Tartar raiders sell him into slavery. And in a magnificent palazzo in the Venice of the Renaissance we see him emotionally and intellectually in thrall to the great vampire Marius, who masquerades among humankind as a mysterious, reclusive painter and who will bestow upon Armand the gift of vampiric blood.

As the novel races to its climax, moving through scenes of luxury and elegance, of ambush, fire, and devil worship to nineteenth-century Paris and today's New Orleans, we see its eternally vulnerable and romantic hero forced to choose between his twilight immortality and the salvation of his immortal soul.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

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. 532 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Erotica, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction
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Kirkus

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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 20 2010

Rice at her ripest, with research easily absorbed by the voluptuous text, though she fawns over her weaker, or more sentimental, moments.

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Publishers Weekly

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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Oct 12 2008

Unfortunately, she dims the effect by dragging Armand through rambling scenes involving two odd children, Sybelle and Benji. Otherwise, this is a lavishly poetic recital in which Armand struggles with the fragility of religious belief.

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Star Tribune

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Reviewed by Pam Keesey on Oct 17 2008

Despite its weak moments, the story is engaging and satisfying. Anne Rice fans will be delighted by this new addition to the canon of Anne Rice fiction.

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Entertainment Weekly

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Reviewed by Vanessa V. Friedman on Oct 30 2008

Here, Armand begins with a grotesquely florid account of his early years in Venice, segues into graphic descriptions of his sexual awakenings...The net effect is that of a writer who's run out of ideas — and started plagiarizing herself. D-

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All About Romance

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Reviewed by Laurie Likes Books on Mar 03 2013

Armand's story is a woeful disappointment; perhaps Ms Rice should take another crack at her witches before attempting another vampire story.

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Suite 101

Above average
Reviewed by Christopher Sharman on Sep 18 2009

The first 200 odd pages focus on his human life, and in all honesty the reader could skip those pages to when he is turned and they would not have missed anything.

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People

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Reviewed by Nick Charles on Nov 16 2008

But Rice saddles him with two misplaced companions, revisits too much familiar material and, worst of all, waits too long to explain how Armand ever survived that sunbath.

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CNN.com

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Reviewed by Mary Elizabeth Williams on Oct 22 2008

Ultimately, though, it is title character Armand who is the book's biggest draw and its weakest link. The sad, beautiful youth, so mesmerizing in previous glimpses, is all tapped out here. The best parts of his story have already been revealed...

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