The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 6)
The Vampire Armand - Vampire Chronicles, Bk 6 Author:Anne Rice In this 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. We travel 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 h... more »im 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.« less
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.
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.'
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 !
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.