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eBook Merrick (Vampire Chronicles) ePub

by Anne Rice

  • ISBN: 0375430776
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Large Print (October 17, 2000)
  • Pages: 544
  • ePub book: 1394 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1641 kb
  • Other: mbr docx lit azw
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 324

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Merrick (2000) is the seventh book in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series. This book brings together Rice's vampires and the Mayfair Witches.

Merrick (2000) is the seventh book in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series.

Merrick (2000) is the seventh book in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series. We again meet the vampires Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt, and David Talbot

Merrick (2000) is the seventh book in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series. We again meet the vampires Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt, and David Talbot. They are followed by the beautiful witch Merrick Mayfair, an offshoot of the Mayfair clan, with Julien Mayfair as one of her ancestors.

Anne Rice (born Anne O'Brien on October 4th, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic and religious-themed books. She is best known for her prevailing thematic focus on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

I always love any book I read from Anne Rice. I read this one expecting it to follow along with the Mayfair Witches. Being that Merrick IS from the Mayfair family.

Merrick (The Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice. Year Published: 2000. I love reading all kinds of books Marisa Sumayo Isidro. Year Published: 2001. Year Published: 2002. Year Published: 2003. I love it it is amazing ines nunes. i love this book dearly. everybody squeal, go get her boyie lily2000.

Merrick (The Vampire Chronicles is a Horror novel by Anne Rice. In Merrick, Anne Rice brings back three of her most wildly popular characters-the vampires Lestat and Louis and the dead vampire child Claudia-and introduces them to the world of her Mayfair Witches book series. It is Louis who brings about the collision of the fang and voodoo universes. Louis made Claudia a vampire in Rice's classic Interview with the Vampire, in which she was destroyed, and now he's obsessed with raising her ghost to make amends and seek guidance from the beyond.

Merrick is the seventh book in The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Interview with the Vampire introduced me to Anne Rice many years ago now, and I have been a fan of her work ever since. I think I have now read everything she has ever written, some several times over.

Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club. Past Articles and Interviews. The theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands, free and clear! I could not be more excited about this! - - A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe. In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold.

Praise for anne rice interview with the vampire . The Vampire Chronicles. A Vampire/Witches Chronicle. New Tales of the Vampires.

PRAISE FOR ANNE RICE INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Unrelentingly eroti. ometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable. Interview with the Vampire.

Books by Anne Rice: Interview With the Vampire

Books by Anne Rice: Interview With the Vampire. 9, 10. The Vampire Lestat. Violin ., 10. Feast of All Saints.

At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch, Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de colors libres, a cast derived from the black mistresses of white men, a society of New Orleans octaroons and quadroons, steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where the African and the French--the white and the dark--intermingle. Her ancestors are the Great Mayfair Witches, of whom she knows nothing--and from whom she inherits the power and magical knowledge of a Circe.Into this exotic New Orleans realm comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale--a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of the past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Mayan ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

Comments

Darkshaper Darkshaper
There is a good novel that could have come from the outlined bullet points of this book. Merrick is a powerful witch in new Orleans who is related to the Mayfair family and is a member of the Talamasca. She is very good at contacting the dead. She knows David the vampire from his days in the Talamasca. Angsty, sensitive Louis wants to contact his long lost Claudia to be sure she is at peace. Gentlemanly, shrewd David somewhat reluctantly brings these two people from his two different worlds together to help Louis get over this obsession. Lestat is asleep for some reason. And Merrick may have her own agenda during all of this....

For those who have read the vampire chronicles and the Mayfair witch books, this could have been a fun and interesting off-shoot. And it is not terrible as a book, it just kind of falls flat. Nothing new or very interesting happens. Merrick is kept too mysterious to really flesh out as a character. There is a lot of flowery description of New Orleans and seductive hips and bosoms and skirts and long tapering fingers and stuff. Which is a given with any Anne Rice novel whether you like it or not, but this one has too much description and not enough plot. Things speed up and get a bit interesting in the final chapters.

Basically a middle-of-the-road Anne Rice Novel
Mr.Twister Mr.Twister
The beginning of the story David tells of how he knew of Merrick's powers and abilities to Louis. Also about how much David care for Merrick. Louis is deeply tormented with thoughts that is beloved Claudia might not be at peace.

Finally after David finished the story Louis get to meet Merrick. Louis and Merrick are taken with each other. Merrick agrees to do the spell to bring forth the spirit of Claudia. What will happen when Claudia comes forth? Will she confirm Louis' fear that she is not at peace or will she be at peace? What will be the consequences of the magic? Will anyone of our beloved characters be killed or hurt? What will happen to Merrick?

I love, love, love this book. It is one of my all time favorites and it is the book that got be started on my love of vampires. If you love books about witches, spirits, and vampires I would recommend you read this series. To fully understand Claudia you need to read Interview With A Vampire.

One last note. Anne Rice's vampires are different from any other vampire books I have ever read.(and I have read tons of vampire books) I love them!! They are the standard that I measure all other vampire books by. These books are romantic in a different level. The vampires are passionate but not in the sense of paranormal romance (and I love a good paranormal romance). They don't mate but they do stick together.
Steamy Ibis Steamy Ibis
I always love any book I read from Anne Rice. I read this one expecting it to follow along with the Mayfair Witches. Being that Merrick IS from the Mayfair family. This is based more on the Lestat and Louis storyline it seems, with Merrick as a main feature. Sort of a convergence. The first-person POV I had to get used to. Whenever I read it long enough though, I found myself getting lost in the lyrical quality of the writing, as Anne Rice is great at. This is a great book to read maybe after you've gone through the Mayfair series and the Lestat series. Then you converge into this book at the right place. Since I haven't read the Lestat books, I was a bit lost. Seen the Interview with the Vampire movie, but as anyone can tell you, that's a different story entirely. So I knew of Louis and Lestat, not so much the rest of it. Left me a bit lost, but that was fine by me. Great story, great book. Now it makes me want to read the Mayfair Witches all over again!
Skiletus Skiletus
There's a story here, but it isn't (spoiler) the tale of how a Mayfair witch became a vampire. Not is it the story of Louis's "sort of" redemption from his guilt about his unnatural daughter and eventual vampire lover Claudia, and his rebirth into a new vampire family. That's nominally what the narrative builds toward. You could say there's very little action, what there is is mostly in flashback.

But action is not what makes up this book's pleasures. I got the sense that Anne Rice wanted to share the smells and textures and that special rich atmosphere that had enchanted her about parts of New Orleans that possibly no longer exist, and she wanted the pleasure of sharing her observation of some real life people she loved to watch in life. So she came up with an excuse, some side plot lines, to allow her to indulge herself. I, for one, am grateful she did. I just wish she didn't have to tie it with the story of Lestat, and instead spent more time observing Merrick and her close family through the centuries.
Halloween Halloween
Another great read that doesn't disappoint! I liked the story being told by David one of the youngest vampires, but one of the oldest in his human years. I can sometimes guess, speculate to a degree where she is going with some of her story lines, however, this one took me a little more by surprise. I like the way the story is told from David's mature point of view & his unique calmness. I love how you come to know and love the world and the characters Anne Rice creates. You can tell how much love and immense thought and imagination she puts into her stories, most especially her characters. I will never get tired of reading the vampire chronicles! Consider me a fan who is appreciative for her talents...for without her I could not escape the madness of this world and lose myself in her wonderful story telling. Thank you for another fantastic story!
Virn Virn
Having read the entire Lives Of The Mayfair Witches trilogy, I had to read Merrick. Merrick is a powerful Witch from the other side of the family. Her history is rather different and more earthy than the regular Mayfairs. The garden district Mayfairs. Merrick is far from regular. She's adorable, psychic, intelligent, willing to dare. The organization, 'we watch and we are always here', returns to New Orleans, the scene of the spell. Whoops! Well, there it is. Now add some vampires. You have an entertaining, emotional, thoughtful extravaganza.