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By Anne Rice

ISBN-10: 0345409329

ISBN-13: 9780345409324

“RICE WRITES together with her traditional EROTIC AND traditionally EVOCATIVE FLAIR.”

Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is abducted and compelled into that darkish realm of blood, the place he's made a protector of the Queen and King of the vampires–in whom the middle of the supernatural race is living. via his eyes we see the autumn of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine, the bad sack of the everlasting urban by the hands of the Visigoths, and the vile aftermath of the Black loss of life. finally restored via the wonderful thing about the Renaissance, Marius turns into a painter, residing dangerously but fortunately between mortals, and giving his center to the good grasp Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious younger apprentice Armand. however it is immediately, deep within the jungle, whilst Marius will meet his destiny looking justice from the oldest vampires on the planet. . . .

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You saw the marks on Forsyth's body, and I told you of those which I had traced upon the ground here. " "Claws! I thought so! " "The claws of a poisonous thing. I recaptured the one used last night, killed it—against my will—and buried it on the mound. I was afraid to throw it in the pond, lest some juvenile fisherman should pull it out and sustain a scratch. " "You are treating me like a child, Smith," I said slowly. "No doubt I am hopelessly obtuse, but perhaps you will tell me what this Chinaman carried in a leather bag and released upon Forsyth.

The features were contorted with agony, but the malignant eyes, wherein light was dying, regarded us with inflexible hatred. The man was pinned beneath the heavy bough; his back was broken; and as we watched, he expired, frothing slightly at the mouth, and quitted his tenement of clay, leaving those glassy eyes set hideously upon us. "The pagan gods fight upon our side," said Smith strangely. "Elms have a dangerous habit of shedding boughs in still weather—particularly after a storm. " "I don't understand.

The dark eyes looked into mine, afire with a positive hunger for belief—or so I was sorely tempted to suppose. But the facts were against her. "Such a declaration is worthless," I said, as coldly as I could. " she blazed at me; her eyes were magnificent. "This is mere nonsense. You think that it will pay you better to serve Fu-Manchu than to remain true to your friends. Your 'slavery'—for I take it you are posing as a slave again—is evidently not very harsh. You serve Fu-Manchu, lure men to their destruction, and in return he loads you with jewels, lavishes gifts—" "Ah!

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