Blood And Gold

Blood And Gold Here is the gorgeous and sinister story of Marius patrician by birth scholar by choice one of the oldest vampires of them all which sweeps from his genesis in ancient Rome in the time of the Empe

  • Title: Blood And Gold
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • ISBN: 9780099271499
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here is the gorgeous and sinister story of Marius, patrician by birth, scholar by choice, one of the oldest vampires of them all, which sweeps from his genesis in ancient Rome, in the time of the Emperor Augustus, to his meeting in the present day with a creature of snow and ice Thorne is a Northern vampire in search of Maharet, his maker , the ancient Egyptian vampire qHere is the gorgeous and sinister story of Marius, patrician by birth, scholar by choice, one of the oldest vampires of them all, which sweeps from his genesis in ancient Rome, in the time of the Emperor Augustus, to his meeting in the present day with a creature of snow and ice Thorne is a Northern vampire in search of Maharet, his maker , the ancient Egyptian vampire queen who holds him and others in thrall with chains made of her red hair, bound with steel and with her blood and gold When the Visigoths sack his city, Marius is there with the resurgence of the glory that was Rome, he is there, still searching for his lost love Pandora, but bewitched in turn by Botticelli, the Renaissance beauty Bianca, with her sordid secrets, and the boy he calls Amadeo otherwise known as the Vampire Armand Criss crossing through the stories of other vampires from Rice s glorious Pantheon of the undead, haunted by Pandora and by his alter ego Mael, tracked by the Talamasca, the tale of Marius, the self styled guardian of those who must be kept is the most wondrous and mind blowing of them all.
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    • Brianna says:

      The first Anne Rice book I read was The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. I was in the 8th grade. I loved it, and tried to read Interview with the Vampire but never finished it.Almost five years later, I was in Sestriere, Italy, a small mountain town outside of Torino, near the French and Swiss borders. I was there for almost a week, and it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in my entire life. I could spend hundreds of words describing it all, but I'm getting off track. It was the e [...]

    • Rosie says:

      If you have read any of the Vampire Chronicles then you will largely know what to expect from this addition to the series. A Blood Drinker tells the story of their long life, including all the mortals they have loved, Blood Drinker’s they’ve encountered and vibrant cities they’ve travelled to. In this instance the reader is introduced to Thorne, a Viking vampire who has been reawakened by the knowledge that his Maker, Maharet (of Queen of the Damned), still exists. He’s been buried in sn [...]

    • Rachel says:

      The primary question with this book, the sixth in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, is, why would we, the readers, want to read a book from the point of view of the self christened Marius de Romanus, the Roman vampire with a tendency towards pederasty and pompous pronouncements?This question becomes even more pressing as the book goes on and Marius proves himself entirely arrogant and obnoxious, applying a form of moral blindness that makes his own actions acceptable while everyone else's deserve [...]

    • Orphic Ally says:

      Shall I say Marius de Romanus is my new favorite vampire, in all of his oozing sensuality? Why, yes.Reading this book made me excited to reread The Vampire Chronicles. I have to admit, I actually found myself falling in love with Marius, or at least developing a crush on him, towards the end of the book. Oh, how I would gladly pin a poster of this Ancient Roman Blood Drinker to my wall if ever they made one of him. Besides, Anne Rice's perpetual glorifying sensuality found so prominently in almo [...]

    • Yani says:

      “Sangre” me costó terminar este libro y “oro” valía el tiempo que perdí por hacerlo, fiel a mi convicción de no dejar libros inconclusos. No tengo ganas de hacerle una reseña extensa y detallada porque seguiría gastando tiempo: muchas de las cosas que no me gustaron son las que esta saga viene arrastrando desde hace un par de libros atrás. Pensé que Marius sería el mejor narrador de todos y me encontré con que ni siquiera sus perspectivas me convencen a la hora de relatar (otra [...]

    • Sandra says:

      I love a story - a good story. I read to escape, yes but even then, even when I pick up a book with the intention of running away – I end up, well thinking about the book. I read to study, relate to or learn from characters, story lines plots, drama. I don’t read to just read, make my chalk mark and on to the next book. I enjoy books that I can savor – take my time over, and I truly love sharing the reading experience – so when someone mentions a book they love, I’m apt to pick it up. [...]

    • Emily says:

      I'm kind of glad I waited more than a year to read this book after having read the first eight, plus the Mayfair Witches book all pretty much right in a row. I think I would have found the parts where Marius is retelling things that Lestat told is in The Vampire Lestat and that Armand told us in The Vampire Armand rather boring and repetitive. As it was, it was a nice reminder of things I'd forgotten, and I was able to jump right back in without re-reading, which would have been quite the undert [...]

    • Jane says:

      I'm quite surprised at how mixed the reviews are here as I thought this was yet another winner from Anne Rice! Blood and Gold follows the history of Marius and his long and troubled existence as he travels and strives to keep his secret of 'Those Who Must be Kept' and forges relationships to keep him sane and to stave off his loneliness; from the peculiar bond with Mael and Avicus to the love and devotion of Amadeo and Bianca. For someone so strong Marius does a lot of running to save his secret [...]

    • Titus Hjelm says:

      Not the worst (see 'Memnoch' for that) but certainly the most boring of all the Chronicles so far. I pretty much gave up on the series after 'Queen', but since I bought the whole lot, I'm wading through it still. However, it took me this long to realise that the problem with Rice's writing is that there is no beginning, middle and end. Funnily enough, real life biographies have more sense of a dramatic arch than this book, for example. The 'exotic' settings have become old hat pretty much since [...]

    • Fangs for the Fantasy says:

      Thorne, his long sleep interrupted by the waking and rampaging of the Vampire Queen Akasha, is now driven to find the one who made him, the one he saw in his visions – Maharet, one of the two oldest vampires in the worldHe emerges from his icy tomb to seek his own kind – and finds Marius, the Roman, Child of the Millennium, Former Keeper of Those Who Must be Kept. And avid biogorapher – who recounts his history to the Norse vampireThorne emerges from his centuries of sleep, trying to find [...]

    • Eyehavenofilter says:

      This is truly Marius's opus as we follow him through the ages, loving and leaving one famous and infamous person after another. Can a vampire really love another more than himself? This question is never really answered here.Marius is smitten by Pandora, Botticelli, and dozens of others and has to leave them all behind, in one way or another.He slogs through the Black Death with out a mark( he's a vamp after all he's already dead right?) Even a plague of that magnitude won't slow our beauteous b [...]

    • Mariana Salazar says:

      Un verdadero hijo del milenio Marius el romano es quien nos narra esta historia misma que ya había sido tocada en ese horrible libro llamado Armand el Vampiro.Si bien no es un grandioso libro y esta muy por debajo de los 3 primeros y geniales tomos de esta saga si creo que es bastante mas ágil y fácil de leer siempre y cuando tengamos en mente que Marius es un personaje profundamente Melancólico lo cual no de extrañar dado los muchos siglos vividos y la gran responsabilidad ( de los que deb [...]

    • Dorian de Jandreau says:

      All I can say is that I really loved this book. I finally knew all the story of Marius and Bianca. I found out so much of characters I knew just names. I remember the scene with Zenobia that made me cry. It was so beautiful. And Bianca who saved Marius. And poor Armand. But mostly I paid attention on Marius and Pandora. They reminded me of myself and a girl I dated. She was real Pandora, and I was like Marius- begged her to stay with me, looked for herbut we still broke up. I could understand an [...]

    • Carrie Slager says:

      If not for Pandora, Blood and Gold would be my favourite novel by Anne Rice. The story of Marius, a logical Roman man, kidnapped and turned into a vampire against his will. But what stands out for me is the amazing amount of detail Anne Rice puts into her historical fiction. The splendor of ancient Rome, the horror of the Black Death, the energy and creativity surrounding the Italian Renaissance…all of the settings come alive and you feel like you’re really there along with Marius.Marius him [...]

    • Lisa says:

      A melancholy walk through ancient history in the company of Marius, the two thousand year old vampire known and loved by both Lestat and Armand.The history again is the main draw for me in this instalment (and what I felt was largely missing from Merrick), as we get to see the rise and fall of great civilizations as well as their cultures and art through the eyes of the more intellectual and learned of Rice's vampires.There were moments when I felt like we were revisiting old themes a little too [...]

    • Max Ostrovsky says:

      Another book-end story by Rice and no surprises. I'm determined to finish the series, but it is getting tedious. While this book seemed to have an easier prose than most of the Chronicle books (Body Thief aside), the lack of plot or tension or drama or really anything going on kept this book from a higher rating. That said, and despite all that said, it was a page turner. Rice's prose in this volume is engaging and forward driven. While not much is actually going on, I was interested in what not [...]

    • Rachel says:

      My first step into the Vampire Chronicles Blood and Gold also happens to be my favorite--pregnant with history, rich storytelling, and lovable murderers this book puts Anne Rice's other vampire books to shame. P.S.- It is kind of smutty, if you aren't into that kind of thing, then I would shy away from pre-epiphany Anne Rice. P.P.S.- I read this book in high school, so take this review with a grain of sea salt.

    • Jason Schneeberger says:

      This book is a prime example of why I don't put too much stock into reviews of people that I don't know and/or at least trust their opinion on books because a lot reviews said this book was bad and I couldn't disagree more. I loved this entry in the series! Marius' story is so rich, deep, sad and made for a very entertaining read that further added to Rice's remarkable Vampire Chronicles series.

    • Chelsea chan says:

      This book is the most enriching when it comes to being lost in the vampire chronicles world. It is great for anyone that hasn't read the whole series because it explains everything about the supernatural world according to Anne Rice, unlike the previous books before this. it was a bit boring in some parts, but in all it was worth it and i enjoyed this book.

    • Ian Herold says:

      This was my favorite book. As I can relate so much to Marius. It fallows the tail of Marius the Vampire. As he deals with problems and meets many interesting people through out the story like Lestat. Overall a very interesting book when it was finished i wanted to keep reading.

    • Patrick Atchison says:

      The only book that I have ever been able to read cover to cover multiple times!

    • Angela Hayes says:

      Blood and Gold is the eighth book in The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Interview with the Vampire introduced me to Anne Rice many years ago now, and I have been a fan of her work ever since. I think I have now read everything she has ever written, some several times over. Every so often I work my way through this series again and I found myself reading the Vampire Chronicles for about the fifth time, as a friend of mine who had never read any of Ms. Rice’s work asked me to ‘buddy read’ [...]

    • Neri. says:

      This book thoughSo apparently, the whole 'Vampire Chronicles' series goes backwards from the first book being last and so on, if I understood correctly and this entry is about Marius and Pandora, how they fell in love and Thorne also and some other vampires. The story was too long and had too many characters and too many plotlines. I got tired of it and got lost in it. I like Anne Rice's writing very much but this was a downfall

    • HannahCassie (PSIloveThatBook) says:

      @ P.S. I love that book!EXPECTATIONS: If you have been following our blog for some time you know that recently I have been marathoning Vampire Chronicles of Anne Rice. I started then when I was fourteen and thought it is about time I finish this series. So here we go. THE WORLD: As it is a book about Marius and he is from old Rome we of course spend a lot of time there. Actually this book I think is more historical fiction than fiction simply due to the fact that Marius is one of the oldest Anne [...]

    • Samara says:

      The cover of this book really caught my attention since it pictures a slightly gay looking angel wrapped in a ribbon. Blood and Gold is the first of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles I have read and it’s not a let down. The style of the writing is romantic and detailed, or as my English teacher described it “curly q baroque” type writing. I’ll admit it’s not a short read at all and I took my time pondering the texture and words of the book. Marius the main character is complex and strug [...]

    • Sean says:

      For avid readers of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, the character of Marius, the ancient Roman, is one of the most fascinating and colorful--and one of the least well known. We first meet Marius in "The Vampire Lestat", when he answers Lestat's call and explains the story of the vampiric origins to Lestat and shows him Akasha and Enkil, the ancient Egyptian parents of all of the vampires. He also appears briefly in "Queen of the Damned", which tells the story of the vampires' origins. But until [...]

    • Sandra says:

      Marius used to be one of my favourite characters but after reading this book, I have realized he is quite boring. He is one of the oldest vampires, but he still doesn't know what he wants: he wants Pandora but he wants her gone when she is with him; he 'loves' Bianca but doesn't want to turn her until it becomes convenient for him; he 'falls in love' with Armand but he screws him over Royaly. It is the actions (or the lack of actions) after Armand is taken from him, that I realized Marius loves [...]

    • Synergy says:

      I've read all the books beginning from the Vampire Lestat which is my favorite of the lot so far. But anyway, having read them, I kind of knew what to expect from this one but seriously, I think it's getting worseThe ending felt like, "oh yeah I forgot, I have to connect the story back to the present so lemme stretch the story a bit here, add a confounding element there and voila! That's it. Thanks for taking time to read!" I mean come on this was Marius Marius. One of the more impeccable vampir [...]

    • Kirk says:

      Crap. I will never understand why Anne Rice, with all her years of writing experience, still has no idea how to drive a plot. This is essentially how this book works, and it holds true for most of her books:Character #1: Hi, I'm terribly interesting.Character #2: Wow, you're terribly interesting. Tell me your life story. Character #1: Okay. Let me tell you about how I met Character #3.Character #3: Hi, I'm terribly interesting.Character #1: Wow, you're terribly interesting. Tell me your life sto [...]

    • Bookworms says:

      Now, however, I am quite honest really quite for years a loyal fan of Anne Rice and her vampire chronicles, so slowly I would like to spend on her new books no more money. They are not simply worth it any more. High song of the book was very disappointing. If one knows only the vampire chronicles as well as me, it is not to be kept in this book often so quite simply with her witch things the overview. There so many ne names and characters.To the history can be only said: Boringly and a vampire [...]

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