By Anne Rice
Anne Rice maintains her remarkable Vampire Chronicles in a brand new novel that starts the place Blackwood Farm left off—and tells the tale of Lestat's quest for redemption, goodness, and the affection of Rowan Mayfair.
Welcome again to Blackwood Farm. listed here are all the brilliantly conceived characters that make up the 2 worlds of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who's come to the farm to die and is introduced into the area of the undead; her uncle, Julian Mayfair, parent of the kin, made up our minds to without end torment Lestat for what he has performed to Mona; Rowan Mayfair, superb neurosurgeon and witch, who reveals herself dangerously interested in the omnipotent Lestat; her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat's support with the transitority insanity of his spouse; Ash Templeton, a 5,000-year-old Taltos who has taken Mona's baby; and Patsy, the country-western singer, who returns to avenge her loss of life by the hands of her son, Quinn Blackwood. Delightfully, on the book's middle is the Vampire Lestat, as soon as the epitome of evil, now pursuing the transformation set in movement with Memnoch the Devil. He struggles together with his vampirism and yearns for goodness, purity and love, as he saves Patsy's ghost from the darkish realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the secret of the Taltos and unselfishly makes a decision the destiny of his loved Rowan Mayfair.
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This helps them stay just a little apart from the world they have chosen. Angels Are Obedient Above all, angels are supposed to do as they are told. For a loyal angel, disobeying the God-Machine’s commands is unthinkable. An angel might make choices — the God-Machine wants self-driven operatives, not mindless slaves — but they don’t decide what to do. An angel sent to kill all the humans in a building might decide on the most efficient approach to minimize the number of humans who might escape or find somewhere to hide.
With some surprise, you realize that you don’t know why you haven’t acted already. For the first time that you can recall there are parts of yourself that you don’t know. You open your mind to the flow of information that connects you to the God-Machine, trying to regain your purity of purpose. You can see rising levels of dopamine and norepinephrine — lust and attraction — in their blood. Switching modes, you can see the long strands of their fate, entangling their way into the future. The God-Machine has determined that this coupling is not to be.
Ultimately, no religion with faith in a sympathetic, anthropomorphic deity can even approach the true nature of the God-Machine. Imagine a huge machine deeply embedded in reality. Although it is mystically connected to many of the things you take for granted — gravity, seasons, energy, probability — it doesn’t maintain those things for your sake. Instead, it manipulates the world to ensure its own survival. This is the God-Machine. For various reasons, the God-Machine needs to deal with the world on a human scale.
Blood Canticle (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, Book 6; Vampire Chronicles, Book 10) by Anne Rice