Blackwood Farm

Blackwood Farm

Book - 2002
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In her new novel, perennial bestseller Anne Rice fuses her two uniquely seductive strains of narrative -- her Vampire legend and her lore of the Mayfair witches -- to give us a world of classic deep-south luxury and ancestral secrets. Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, bright, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelgänger, "Goblin," a spirit from a dream world that Quinn can't escape and that prevents him from belonging anywhere. When Quinn is made a Vampire, losing all that is rightfully his and gaining an unwanted immortality, his doppelgänger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself. As the novel moves backwards and forwards in time, from Quinn's boyhood on Blackwood Farm to present day New Orleans, from ancient Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the legendary Vampire Lestat in the hope of freeing himself from the spectre that draws him inexorably back to Sugar Devil Swamp and the explosive secrets it holds. A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780676975420
0676975429
Branch Call Number: FIC Rice
Characteristics: 527 p. --

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clairemars
Jun 05, 2017

My first Ann Rice book and I'm very much enjoying it. The first hundred pages or so were difficult for me to get into, but after that, I've been quite taken by it. Interesting story idea.

Quimeras Jul 15, 2014

I wish there would have been more of Petronia. Perhaps in the next book?

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kleaver
Sep 07, 2009

A great read. The sequel = Blood Canticle is a little disappointing however. If you choose to read one of these make it Blackwood Farm.

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Jun 05, 2017

clairemars thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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