Blood Canticle

  • by Anne Rice
  • Narrated by Stephen Spinella
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anne Rice continues her astonishing Vampire Chronicles with the story of Lestat's passionate quest for redemption, goodness and the love of Rowan Mayfair. Here are all the brilliantly conceived principal characters that make up Anne Rice's world of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who's come to Blackwood Farm to die and is, instead, brought into the realm of the undead; Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon and witch, who finds herself dangerously drawn to Lestat; her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat's help with the temporary madness of his wife; Patsy, country-western singer, who returns to avenge her death at the hands of her son, Quinn Blackwood.
And here is the spirit of Julien Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to torment Lestat eternally for what he has done to Mona...the riddle of the five-thousand-year-old Taltos involving Mona's child...and, at the book's center, the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil and now, following the transformation set in motion in Memnoch the Devil, struggling with his vampirism and yearning for goodness, purity, and love as he contends with ghosts, legends, secrets, and the mystery of Taltos, and as he wrestles with the face of his beloved Rowan Mayfair.


What the Critics Say

"Writing as if her blood-inked quill were afire, Rice seems truly possessed by her Brat Prince of darkness as she races through the story." (Publishers Weekly)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I wish I had noted that an Un-abridged version was avaialble when I bought this. I looked, but didn't find it on the site. Now I am very disapointed, since I always prefer unabridged.

The book itself is good, Lestat is back!

If you are in a hurry, you can save 5 hours buying this one, but if you like unabridged audio books, stay away from this one.
Read full review

- J Krauss

Great over all!

This was really great! I enjoyed it immensely. It was so wonderful to be able to continue on with the Mayfairs in the Vampire Chronicles . What fun!
Read full review

- Rebecca

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2003
  • Publisher: Random House Audio