Blackwood Farm is the 9th book in The Vampire Chronicles series by famous author Anne Rice. This is a horror novel about bloodlust and betrayal in the Blackwood Farm family. A mansion in the middle of a dark Louisiana swamp hides a terrible secret. Quinn Blackwood is the heir to all, he is controlling the evil spirit, a demon that can destroy him and others.
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: Blackwood Farm audiobook by Sumi’s Books
Quinn Blackwood is a newly made fledgling vampire. He is trying to learn the ropes and rules of the covens. But he also has a terrible demon on his back… literally! He seeks out the Vampire Lestat for help to rid himself of this otherworldly presence that has been with him since childhood and has no become more powerful and menacing. Lestat calls in the help of a powerful witch in vampire named Merrick. Can their combined powers help Quinn to finally be free?
Vampires and witches combine in this tale. Very well written (as usual). The tale of The Vampire Quinn Blackwood is both captivating and horrifying.
I enjoyed this book very much but as with a few of her previous books the majority of the book is Quinn telling Lestat his story from beginning to end. I think it was literally the last three chapters that were the ending to the story at hand instead of backstory material. As with all of her books the backstory is extremely detailed and full of information that you can either take or leave. The roller coaster ups and downs are masterfully written but that is normal for an Anne Rice book. this is definitely a come back from her last couple of books in the chronicles series however, which was a nice relief for me.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes vampires, paranormal, witches, dark fantasy, or someone who is simply finishing the chronicle series. This is one of the better ones for sure.
Review 2: Blackwood Farm audiobook by Ted
As always, Anne Rice creates a world you don’t want to leave. Her characters jump off the page and live with you. Even though Lestat is marginalized in this book I understand she can’t always write about Louise and Lestat. Her imagination is too complex to restrict to our individual preferences. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Faulkner and Charles Dickens have been favorites of mine since I was a very young man. Mrs. Rice joined their ranks many years ago. I am thankful for every sentence she gives and I always regret finishing one of her books. I need to take a sabbatical afterwards since it takes me time to settle for less than she offers.
Review 3: Blackwood Farm audiobook by Jeremy J. Hanes
I cannot even explain how amazing this book is. The coming together of the vampires and witches in a grand tale of secrets, love, family. Wow. Each book in the Vampire Chronicles just keeps getting better and better.
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