Blood and Gold (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

“RICE WRITES WITH HER USUAL EROTIC AND HISTORICALLY EVOCATIVE FLAIR.”
People

Once 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. . . .

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
RR
Roger Rees
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
18:37
hr min
RELEASED
2001
January 2
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
850.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Pandora 67 ,

Blood and Gold

If you are a fan of Anne Rice, then you will love this book. The story will hold your attention until the very end. Buy it and you will not be dissappointed

swimmergal ,

Amazing book

Anne Rice Captured my interest with this book, She took me to whole different land. With her vivid Life of Marius, it was easy to forget that you were not a part of his life. I loved this book it's the book that got me in to Rice's novels

CAJPhoto ,

Doesn’t age well

I read this as well as all the Vampire books when they came out. I’d forgotten the story of Marius and wanted to hear this narration. The reading is excellent. The actual story doesn’t age well at all. There’s so much brooding. Anne Rice just goes on and on beating a dead horse to say the same things over and over. I found myself skipping over many sections to get to some dramatic part or just get past the constant brooding monologues. These books have always leaned toward homoerotic and as a straight male, I just take it w the story as Anne’s personal slant on vampires. But what comes out in the audio more so than reading, is the blatant pedophilia for boys that is very disturbing. In addition, I didn’t realize it before, but this book has a definite animosity toward women. Not in the #MeToo sense, but Anne writes these vampires as if they really hate women but want to covet and control them at the same time. The one equal female that Marius meets, he kills. I finished this regretting it 3/4 thru and I don’t think I’ll buy another one.

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