Summary

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 dream world that Quinn can't escape. When Quinn is made a vampire, 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 Athens to 19th-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.
A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.
©2002 Anne O'Brien Rice (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
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"A completely fresh story, a gripping gothic yarn that revives the series." ( Booklist)
"Using lush, voluptuous prose, Rice tells a complex and mesmerizing story." ( Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 30-04-08

Anne Rice at her best

Anne Rice at her best it is as simple as that. The 1st of Annes books I have listened to from audible and I am so impressed that I am now going to dedicate my credits to her back catalogue.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Michele on 25-02-13

Anne Rice et her best

I love Anne Rice but felt that some of her recent novels were getting "samey". This one and Blood Canticle revive the spitrit and includes Vampires, witches and Taltos. Highly recommended if you are an Anne Rice fan and haven't come across these yet. You'll love them!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Julia on 09-09-13

Blackwood Farm: A Strange and Lovely World

If you're a fan of Anne Rice's usual antics, this novel will not disappoint. The story is quite interesting and unique, for all its ghosts and vampires and great families, a bit of a star crossed lovers tale with the flavor of New Orleans. If you haven't read Rice before, don't be scared off by the other reviews of reservations of sexual situations. The prose in this story is rich and descriptive and the characters complex and beautiful as Bellini angels. Her love of fine antiques and lush tropical flora particularly shine in this tale.Pittu's narration is also very entertaining and well done, quite a treat! His voice encompasses an impressive range of characters, from the french accent of the vampire Lestat to Quinn Blackwood's educated southern drawl. Blackwood Farm is an excellent creation by Rice.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By K E Courchaine on 10-03-04

She is back!

I am a Rice fan from her earliest works to the present and I disagree with many of the reviews above. I found this book to be most enjoyable and was entranced from the start. Rice is a master of prose, weaving a dark tale of adventurous, personal torment interspersed with hope, light and laughter. I believe this book to be among her best works and look forward to the next in the series with her two new characters, Quinn and Mona.

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