Book Reviews of The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 6)

The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 6)
The Vampire Armand - Vampire Chronicles, Bk 6
Author: Anne Rice
ISBN-13: 9780345409270
ISBN-10: 0345409272
Publication Date: 8/3/1999
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 139 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 6) on
Helpful Score: 5
I have read the entire Vampire Chronicles and Armand was by far the best and most interesting character. The story line really opens up the entire story line that was very bleakly mentioned in the Interview with the Vampire book & movie. Armand is by far the most intriguing vampire whose story has ever been told.
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Helpful Score: 2
I think this book is my favorite. I absolutely love Armand so I enjoyed reading all of his story. It all sort of emotions in a sexy wrapper. If you liked what you read about Armand in tid bits of the other books you won't be let down when you read this and if you haven't already you should also read Marius' story, 'Blood and Gold.'
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Helpful Score: 2
The Story of Armand, A bit slower than most of Anne Rice's novels but a story full of twists and turns
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Helpful Score: 2
If you like Ann Rice, You'll like this.
If you are new to the vampire stuff, start with Lestat or Louis, or you'll be a bit lost.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as the original vampire chronicles, but not a bad read. I liked finally knowing Armand's entire history.
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Helpful Score: 1
Truthfully, I couldn't get past the first 20 pages. I used to be such a huge Anne Rice fan but this one was really not there for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my least favorite Rice novel.

Not recommended
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Helpful Score: 1
great book from a great series!
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Helpful Score: 1
If you like Anne Rice,well,you will like this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Following the exisitance of the Vampire Armond, again a very good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
To me this was actually one of the more interesting characters and books of the vampire books by Anne Rice. Armand, in my opinion is much more interesting that Lestat ever was. Very good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the better in the Vampire Chronicles--but I would recommend reading the series in order, or you might be confused by the background info.
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Helpful Score: 1
Goood stuff. Finally we get the bacck story behid the mysterious Armand. A little slow moving towards the middle but a great ending. Armand is a great character and he has a very interesting story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I actually read this book before I read all of the books before it. I know, it was silly of me, but hey, I had nothing to do during a summer and it was the only book that was at the place where I was visiting! I enjoyed it, although, I found it significantly boring than the rest of the series. I think that if I would have read the books in order, I probably would have read them all a lot earlier on, but I ended up waiting for about 2 years before I picked up the rest of the stack.
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Another great story from the classic vampire series. These 4 audio casettes really helped my long journey.
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I'm a huge Anne Rice fan but this is one of my lest favorite books ! I'll admit this is the only one of the series I have read but this sort of vampire book just doesn't grab my sttention and keep it ! I was bored ! I got this book as a gift and really wanted to enjoy it ! I did like it but it wasn't that interesting !
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A bit slow and depressing but worth the read if you stick to the series.
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The Vampire Armand, where to begin? Firstly, Annes writing was as always impeccable and carrying you alongside the main character throughout the story. I was glad to be back in the world of her vampires. However, call me biased, but Armand left something to be desired in me. Throughout most of the story I found him to be almost like a brat. Keep in mind I just finished reading Blood and gold, Mariuss story, and fell utterly in love with him. So anyone who did not think the complete best of Marius was a brat in my eyes. Armand wasnt so terrible at the end, I wont spoil the story, but he seemed to have almost redeemed himself in my eyes. All in all, it was nice to hear his story, I did enjoy myself, I just did not finish the book with a longing to carry Armand with me. I would recommend reading just to hear his tale.
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Another brillant entry in the Vampire Chronicles. This tells the story of Armand
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Very good book. The character Armand as you have never seen him before..about his life as a child and how he becomes a vampire. You learn of his deep love and loyalty to his master Marcus. I recommen reading Blood and Gold by Anne Rice to see Marcus side of the story.
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You will find yourself liking and disliking Armand, I think because Antonio played him in the movie, I have a soft spot for him. Interesting to learn his history and motives. A really good read.
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This book is a must read!
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6th in the Vampire series
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One of the best series ever, I loved this book!
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Armand is a great read another avenue to the past.
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My favorite Anne Rice book of the bunch...I can't even find words to describe how much I love and adore this book...and I can guaruntee that I will be reading this book more than once!
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Anne Rice never ceases to amaze me! Armand is one of my favorite characters of hers...great book! A must read for any Vampire Chronicals fan.
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From the publisher:

In the latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summons up dazzling worlds to bring us the story of Armand - eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel. Armand, who first appeared in all his dark glory more than twenty years ago in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire, the first of The Vampire Chronicles, the novel that established its author worldwide as a magnificent storyteller and creator of magical realms.

Now, we go with Armand across the centuries to the Kiev Rus of his boyhood - a ruined city under Mongol dominion - and to ancient Constantinople, where Tartar raiders sell him into slavery. And in a magnificent palazzo in the Venice of the Renaissance we see him emotionally and intellectually in thrall to the great vampire Marius, who masquerades among humankind as a mysterious, reclusive painter and who will bestow upon Armand the gift of vampiric blood.

As the novel races to its climax, moving through scenes of luxury and elegance, of ambush, fire, and devil worship to nineteenth-century Paris and today's New Orleans, we see its eternally vulnerable and romantic hero forced to choose between his twilight immortality and the salvation of his immortal soul.
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The third book in Rice's vampire trilogy....and the most loosely crafted and weakest story. This book is a tougher read than the previous two; parts of it show Rice's classic gripping story-telling style, while other parts of it aren't so much plot-driven as existential quest/relgious aplogetics. Armand's story starts as do those of Louis and Lestat, with his making and 'vampire childhood', but Armand's path bobs and weaves and unlike Lestat, he is never at ease with his vampire nature. Consequently he struggles to square his vampire-killer-destroyer nature with his eastern orthodox religious upbringing, and only at the novel's very end is his quest answered. I think Rice tries to convey Armand's own unawareness and the subconsciousness of his quest, which would mimic life, but in doing so she loses the reader from time to time for chapters on end. I had trouble piecing it all togehter into a cohesive story of one protagonist.
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I love all of Anne Rice's books.
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good read
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In the latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summons up dazzling worlds to bring us the story of Armand-eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel. Armand, who first appeared in all his dark glory more than 20 years ago in the now-classic Interview With the Vampire, the first of The Vampire Chronicles, the novel that established its author worldwide as a magnificient storyteller and creator of magical realms.
Now, we go with Armand across the centuries to the Kiev Rus of his boyhood-a ruined city under Mongol dominion-and to ancient Constantinople, where Tartar raiders sell him into slavery. And in a magnificient palazzo in the Venice of the Renaisance we see him emotionally and intellectually in thrall to the great vampire Marius, who masquerades among humankind as a mysterious, reclusive painter and who will bestow upon Armand the gift of vampiric blood.
As the novel races to it's climax, moving through scenes of luxury and elegance, of ambush, fire, and devil worship to nineteenth-century Paris and today's New Orleans, we see its eternally vulnerable and romantic hero forced to choose between his twilight immortality and the salvation of his immortal soul.
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I haven't read this because the Vampire Chronicles as much as I want to read them, won't be read anytime soon. But what I have read I did enjoy.
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love her books
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