I think Marius is the best of them all. Learning how he came to be and what makes him the way he is was so exciting. She does not disappoint with the history and details that go into her stories. Amazing read.
We've heard parts of his tale in past volumes of the Vampire Chronicles, but never so completely and never from his own lips.
Plucked from his beloved Rome in the prime of his life and forced into solitude as keeper of the vampire queen and king, Marius has never forgiven the injustice of his mortal death. Thousands of years later, he still seethes over his losses. Immortality for Marius is both a blessing and a curse--he bears "witness to all splendid and beautiful things human," yet is unable to engage in relationships for fear of revealing his burden.