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Blood and Gold (Reprint) (Paperback) (Anne Rice)

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“RICE WRITES WITH HER USUAL ****** AND HISTORICALLY EVOCATIVE FLAIR.”–PeopleOnce a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and forced into that dark realm of blood, where he is made a protector of the Queen and King of the vampires–in whom the core of the supernatural race resides. Through his eyes we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine, the horrific sack of the Eternal City at the hands of the Visigoths, and the vile aftermath of the Black Death. Ultimately restored by the beauty of the Renaissance, Marius becomes a painter, living dangerously yet happily among mortals, and giving his heart to the great master Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand. But it is in the present day, deep in the jungle, when Marius will meet his fate seeking justice from the oldest vampires in the world. . . .
Marius, the former mentor to the vampire Lestat, tells his story, which begins in the ancient Roman Empire when he is made a "blood god" by the Druids and follows him through the darkest, bloodiest centuries of European history.
Edition: Reprint
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: The Vampire Chronicles
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House
Author: Anne Rice
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2002
TCIN: 11826591
UPC: 9780345409324
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-6112
$7.19
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