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Blood Canticle (The Vampire Chronicles, #10) by Anne Rice
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Oct 28, Minutes. Aug 14, Minutes. Surrounded by its brooding swampscape, Blackwood Farm is alive with the comings and goings of the bewitched and the bewitching. Among them is the ageless vampire Lestat, vainglorious enough to believe that he can become a saint, weak enough to fall impossibly in love.
Gripped by his unspeakable desire for the mortal Rowan Mayfair and taking the not so innocent, new-to-the-blood Mona Mayfair under his wing, Lestat braves the wrath of paterfamilias Julien Mayfair and ventures to a private island off the coast of Haiti.
There, Saint Lestat will get his chance to slay his dragon. For Mona and the Mayfairs share an explosive, secret blood bond to another deathless species: Welcome back to Blackwood Farm. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived characters that make up the two worlds of vampires and witches: A story of love and loyalty, of the search for passion and promise, Blood Canticle is Anne Rice at her finest. From the Hardcover edition.
She lives in La Quinta, California. Rice draws on the most tantalizing pieces from past novels and blends them artfully with new revelations. A Conversation with Anne Rice Q: But in Interview With the Vampire, you brought them to America, and to the present. How do you think that changed their role in literature?
Can you tell us a little about Blood Canticle, your latest entry in the Vampire Chronicles? The Vampire Chronicles are really about the evolution of the Vampire Lestat, the central hero. Individual books may veer off to tell the stories of others—Pandora, Marius, Armand— but in the background there is always Lestat, the central hero, and the concern is his moral growth. Blood Canticle is the final step in that maturation. In this book he falls in love with a mortal woman Rowan Mayfair, in whom he finds an intellect he can completely respect and which he has no desire to conquer.
But more importantly, Lestat finds himself ensnared in mortal life in such a way that he realizes he has outlived himself.
Blackwood Farm is the place of his vampiric demise, so to speak. It is a warm and loving place, the home of Quinn Blackwood, the hero of the novel by the name of Blackwood Farm.
Its simple people captivate Lestat, and there he loses his power somewhat, and begins to conform to the rules of Blackwood Farm, to give up his lust for wandering and for blood, and for any sort of independent alliance with another immortal.
He loses his desire to dominate. Caught as he is in the charm of Blackwood Farm, he is doubly unable to respond to his love for Rowan Mayfair except with pure love, a concept that is new to him. There is much more to the book, much much more.
But that is cantlcle essence as regards to Lestat.
In Blood Bkood, you again merge the storylines of the Vampire Chronicles and the Lives of the Mayfair Witches, and vampire bad-boy Lestat meets and is deeply attracted to Rowan Mayfair. Was this attachment canticlr you planned, or were you taken by surprise? Do you have future plans for the two of them? It took me by surprise. In fact, I had often said I would never join the witches and the vampires.
It truly just happened. This is the way it is with my work. I canricle into my novels when I write. They sweep me up and I get lost in them. I blodo, but I trust enormously in a guiding madness. When Rowan and Lestat came together, something of great intensity happened. I was challenged to pull this off, and I went for it. I was amazed at the heat it generated for me as I wrote it.
I was also very caught up with the characters around them. Despite the fact that your vampires cannot have sex, your books are drenched in sensuality and romance. How do you do that? Vampire literature has always been sensuous.
The vampiric drinking of canticlf is sensuous. Everyone knows it, feels it. Riec is highly metaphoric. It resonates with the early sacrificial altars of humankind and the chants of those who surrounded the altars as the victims were slaughtered, the blood was burnt, and the smoke went up to heaven.
The imagery is too powerful not to be revisited again and again in our literature, no matter what happens on the Late Late Show or at the Saturday Night Movies. As for my doing it, I went with the flow. I did it in my mind, and the intimacy was there for me, and I recorded it on the page. It was a feat of imagination and the words followed. I know you recently lost your husband, Stan Rice, and that Blood Canticle is dedicated to him. How do you think this will affect your writing of the character?
I finished Blood Canticle rie weeks before Stan died. I was writing in the room adjacent to the room in canitcle Stan was lying very sick. And Stan was Lestat; he was the inspiration. Perhaps it is best to say Lestat was Stan and me.
He was Stan and what Stan taught me.
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Lestat was inspired by Stan, and then I became Lestat. I see this as the last novel. But I have said such things before, and then Lestat has come back to me. But for me this is what my editor calls a “crescendo novel. I am on a new path. However, I made this decision before we knew that Stan was sick. I made it in July of And Stan found out about his illness in late August.
It was an unforgettable summer. Stan painted unforgettable paintings that summer. He died in less than four months from diagnosis. Vampires are so popular these days, with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel on TV, and plenty of vampire books in the stores: Cangicle and Charlaine Harris.
How do you feel about about these other stories? Do you read or watch any of them? I have seen Buffy once or twice. Thought it was very amusing. As to reading matter, I seldom, if ever, read other vampire novels.
And now that I am turning away from the material altogether I will probably never read the other books. When I hear that students are reading my work in high school or college classes, I am thrilled.
Now that is wonderful, and news of that does come to me. Can you give a hint of what your next book will be about? Vampires, witches, or something new? All I canticpe say is: Are you excited about touring for Blood Canticle?
I love to see my readers. I wish every author could have such an opportunity: I love the signings. I love the different types of people who come.
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Men and women are about equal. There are young people and older people. Finally, is there anything else you would like to say about Blood Canticle?