Monday, August 11, 2014

Mailbox Monday: Anne Rice

Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice
"With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold.
Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures - a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.

In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue.

Against a backdrop of the wonders - both sacred and profane - and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence'.~Lizzie~

2 comments:

Lauralee Jacks said...

I'm not going to read it. After Twilight, I have steered away from vampire novels.

lizzie said...

Twilight was litterally the worst vampire series ever made. I think it is one of those few cases where the movies are better than the books. I honestly hated it and could not even get through the first chapter of the first book. I think because I have read Anne Rice I have this expectation of what a vampire novel should be like and it is nothing like Twilight. I really think that Anne's Vampire Chronicles should be more classified as historical fiction because it goes from the beginning of their lives and since they are immortal I find their stories are set in some of my favorite time periods. I hated that Twilight never got into the historical part of being immortal. I totally get your side but I think Anne is a bit different and in a much better way. Happy reading Lauralee!

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