Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles)

From the Publisher
“Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelganger, a spirit known as Goblin, a spirit from a dreamworld that Quinn can’t escape and that prevents him from belonging anywhere. When Quinn is made a vampire, losing all that is rightfully his and gaining an unwanted immortality, his doppelganger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.” As the novel moves backward and forward in time, from Quinn’s boyhood on Blackwood Farm to present-day New Orleans, from ancient Pompeii to nineteenth-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the legendary Vampire Lestat in the hope of freeing himself from the specter that draws him inexorably back to Sugar Devil Swamp and the explosive secrets it holds.

My Opinion
This is the first Anne Rice book I read and it is still my favorite. Her descriptive style of writing makes you taste the humid night air in the south, smell the fragrance of magnolia and other blooms in the air and you swear you can hear some crickets in the distance. The book completely sucks you into the Blackwood Farm Plantation and you can’t help but become part of Quinn’s extravagant family.
Anne Rice has created a wonderful plot with plenty of twists and turns that manage to unite the world of the vampires of the likes of the famous Lestat with the that of the Mayfair witches.
Plan in a couple of sleepless nights because you won’t be able to put this one down.

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