By Anne Rice
Fiery, fierce, and erotic, Blood Canticle marks the successful end result of Anne Rice’s bestselling Vampire Chronicles, as Lestat tells his brilliant story of the pleasures and tortures that lie among death’s shadow and immortality. . . .
Surrounded via its brooding swampscape, Blackwood Farm is alive with the comings and goings of the bewitched and the bewitching. between them is the ageless vampire Lestat, vainglorious adequate to think that he can turn into a saint, susceptible adequate to fall impossibly in love.
Gripped via his unspeakable wish for the mortal Rowan Mayfair and taking the now not so blameless, new-to-the-blood Mona Mayfair below his wing, Lestat braves the wrath of paterfamilias Julien Mayfair and ventures to a personal island off the coast of Haiti. There, Saint Lestat gets his probability to slay his dragon. For Mona and the Mayfairs proportion an explosive, mystery blood bond to a different deathless species: a five-thousand-year-old race of Taltos, strangers held within the throes of evil itself.
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We didn’t imagine they'd easily disappear. We couldn’t think it. ” “We have been fearful of listening to from them,” stated Michael. “We had no concept how they can multiply or live on within the sleek global, how Ash may perhaps keep an eye on them. ” “Ash was once the identify of the man,” I stated. “Yes,” stated Michael. His discomfort unfolded as he spoke. “Ash Templeton. Ash was once old. He were by myself for thus lengthy it used to be unbelievable. He’d noticeable his species turn into extinct. He used to be the one that instructed us the historical past of the Taltos. He believed that the Taltos couldn’t live on on this planet of people. finally, he’d obvious them burnt up. His used to be a sad heritage. after all, as we listened to his tales we had no concept that Morrigan even existed. We left Ash in ny. We enjoyed him. We pledged everlasting friendship. Then we bought domestic and came across Morrigan. ” “Maybe it used to be a few telepathic feel that guided him to Morrigan,” I stated. “We don’t know,” stated Rowan. “But he got here right here, he entered the facet backyard, he observed her in the course of the home windows, and she or he picked up his smell and he or she ran to him. ” “For years we have been afraid,” stated Michael. “We combed the inside track companies for any tale that would contain the Taltos. We have been at the alert and so was once the Talamasca. Mona, you need to imagine again to the time sooner than you have been so ill. you want to consider. We have been afraid simply because we knew that the species may perhaps do nice damage to humans. ” “Well positioned! ” acknowledged Dolly Jean. “And Morrigan all fired as much as rule the area, preaching that her imaginative and prescient got here from her human mom and dad. whilst she wasn’t in retrospect she was once taking a look forward, or dancing in circles or sniffing at scents, she used to be a wild beastie. ” “Oh hush up, Dolly Jean, please,” whispered Mona, biting her decrease lip, “you comprehend you really liked her. And all of you—I desired to search for them lengthy sooner than you probably did. For years you wouldn’t inform me that identify. Oh, simply go away it on your fingers. go away it within the fingers of Mayfair and Mayfair. And now you assert it as though it’s not anything. Ash Templeton. Ash Templeton. ” She began to cry. “That’s now not true,” stated Michael. “I stated this creature as my daughter. you recognize I did. We started to seek ahead of we informed you approximately it. We didn’t know the way unwell you will get. ” His voice used to be uncooked, yet he swallowed and moistened his dried lips together with his tongue, after which he persevered: “We didn’t comprehend but how badly you'll need the Taltos milk. We in simple terms discovered that during time. yet we attempted to touch Ash, and we found that he had bought all his holdings. He’d vanished from the banks, the inventory exchanges, the area markets. ” “Whatever his emotions for us,” Rowan stated, “he selected to vanish. He selected to maintain his destiny mystery. ” Mona used to be sobbing opposed to Quinn. It broke Michael’s middle to determine it. Stirling spoke up, his voice assuming a reverent authority: “Mona,” he stated, “the Talamasca started to look for Ash and Morrigan shortly. We attempted to do it in an unobtrusive method. yet we searched. We came upon a few proof they'd visited Donnelaith. yet after that, the path went chilly. And please think me now while I inform you back: we’ve by no means chanced on the slightest hint of them wherever.