Cover of: Blood and gold, or, The story of Marius | Anne Rice

Blood and gold, or, The story of Marius

1st ed.

Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Vampire Chronicles continue with Anne Rice's spellbinding new novel, in which the great vampire Marius returns. The golden-haired Marius, true Child of the Millennia, once mentor to The Vampire Lestat, always and forever the conscientious foe of the Evil Doer, reveals in his own intense yet inti-mate voice the secrets of his two-thousand-year existence.Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, kidnapped and made a "blood god" by the Druids, Marius becomes the embittered protector of Akasha and Enkil, Queen and King of the vampires, in whom the core of the supernatural race resides.We follow him through his heartbreaking abandonment of the vampire Pandora. Through him we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine and the horrific sack of the Eternal City itself at the hands of the Visigoths. Bravely, Marius seeks a new civilization in the midst of glittering Constantinople, only to meet with the blood drinker Eudoxia. We see him ultimately returning to his beloved Italy, where after the horrors of the Black Death, he is restored by the beauty of the Renaissance. We see him become a painter living dangerously yet happily among mortals, giving his heart to the great Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand.Moving from Rome to Florence, Venice, and Dresden, and to the English castle of the secret scholarly order of the Talamasca, the novel reaches its dramatic finale in our own time, deep in the jungle where Marius, having told his life story, seeks some measure of justice from the oldest vampires in the world.From the Hardcover edition.

Edition Notes

Series
The vampire chronicles
Genre
Fiction.
Other Titles
Blood and gold, Story of Marius

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3568.I265 B58 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
471 p. ;
Number of pages
471

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3958586M
Internet Archive
bloodgoldors00rice
ISBN 10
0679454497
LC Control Number
2001094703
Library Thing
6515
Goodreads
159579
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