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andora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold.

andora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures-a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power. In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies

Vittorio, The Vampire – New Vampires 02. Anne Rice. With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels.

Vittorio, The Vampire – New Vampires 02.

Rice's New Tales of the Vampires-1998's Pandora and 1999's Vittorio the Vampire-do not feature Lestat at all, instead telling the stories of the eponymous peripheral vampires, the Patrician Pandora from Rome in the 1st century . and the 15th-century Italian nobleman Vittorio. Armand tells his own life story in 1998's The Vampire Armand, and Rice's Mayfair Witches series crosses over with The Vampire Chronicles in Merrick (2000) as Louis and David seek Merrick Mayfair's help in resurrecting Claudia's spirit.

Vittorio, The Vampire book. Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels.

Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold.

In the twentieth century, from his castle in the northern part of Tuscany, Vittorio writes the tragic tale of his life. In 1450, Vittorio di Raniari is a sixteen-year old nobleman and his family is murdered by a powerful and ancient coven of vampires. The image of his siblings' severed heads with eyes staring fixedly at him strike him permanently. Vittorio, however, escapes such a dreadful ending because of a vampire's intervention.

The Italian band Theatres des Vampires is named after a location featured in several books of The Vampire Chronicles. Chronik der Vampire - Die Chronik der Vampire ist ein Zyklus von Vampirromanen, bestehend aus zehn Werken, der US amerikanischen Autorin Anne Rice. Their 1999 album is called "The Vampire Chronicles". post hardcore band Aiden wrote and recorded a song entitled "The Last Sunrise" - a lot of the lyrics of said song relate directly to the first book of The Vampire Chronicles, "Interview With The Vampire". Malice Mizer, a Japanese rock band based heavily on French culture, uses the phrase "Drink from me and live forever" in their song "Transylvania".

She recognized Mrs. Rice'. New Tales of the Vampires. I've been afraid to get these books after Blood Canticle, but I have heard a lot of good stuff about Pandora, not so much about Vittorio the Vampire. Also I always found it weird that Blackwood Farm was concidered part of the main series and Pandora isn't. So I wanted to ask what are you feelings on the 'New Tales'. Are they any good? Have you read them? Do you plan to read them? et. .New Tales of the Vampires by vampirechronicles.

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With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold. Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures--a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue.Against a backdrop of the wonders--both sacred and profane--and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.

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Arashigore
Anne Rice, has truly woven a tale of vampires distinctively different from Lestat and Armand. Anne Rice captivated an audience with her talent as a storyteller in Interview of a Vampire. With Vittorio she mesmerizes her audience with her talent as a storyweaver. With meticulous detail to the art and artists of Florence, she paints characters and settings that become intriguing and enigmatic. Unlike the other vampires, we have come to know through her works, Vittorio evokes empathy from us rather than sympathy. He must choose between his passion and his soul. As any youth crossing the threshold of maturity, he is seduced by his passions. Because he stands at the threshold of maturity, when he succumbs to his passions, he enters into the abyss of darkness rather than the realm of light. He is given the choice between the Ivory Tower and the Sacred Fount. He chooses the latter and thus begins his eternal conflict. Vittorio may not have the action that readers have come to know and anticipate, but Vittorio shows Ann Rice's mature control of style. She uses diction as vehicles of artistic expression and creates a portrait of a vampire whose passion for art becomes his demise.
Wohald
I greatly enjoy immersing myself in the stories of Anne Rice and I found this book to be as worthy a read as the others even though it really has no common tie to Lestat and his group of vampire acquaintances/loves save the fact that it, too, is a vampire story.
The main character, Vittorio di Rinardi, possesses a strength of character and depth of emotion that delves deeply into the well of human reaction and behavior. And again, Anne Rice has masterfully intertwined the fateful experiences of Vittorio--the destruction of his family and life, his relationship with the elusive Ursula, an unexpected assistance by angels, and his unwilling baptism into the realm of the undead--with beautifully descriptive views of the Italian countryside and way of life in the 1400's.
As always, I became engrossed in this grand tale of young Vittorio, wishing I too could join in this fantastical world in which he exists, to see with my own eyes the architecture, the paintings, the landscape, and the rich life encompassing what we know now as the Golden Age.
Isha
We've been reading and enjoying Ann Rice's vampire novels for a few years now. "Vittorio the Vampire" is one of the more recently written ones. In "Vittorio," Rice departs from the usual list of characters, Armand, Pandora, Lestat, etc., to introduce another and only slightly related branch of the vampire family. Vittorio was the son of a rich noble family from the mountains of northern Italy in the 16th century. His family associates itself with the Medici of Florence, Italy, and tries to stay out of wars and politics. Vittorio grows up learning both cultural knowledge of literature, mathematics, and art in addition to manly arts of knighthood. Unknown to Vittorio while growing up in the peaceful mountain valley castle of his family is the existence of a vampire cult called "The Court of the Ruby Grail." These vampires had, apparently for hundreds of years, demanded and received children, criminals, and other sacrificial victims from surrounding villages and nobles. When Vittorio's father refuses their renewed demand for sacrificial children, the vampire cult kills his whole family. Vittorio, who is only 16 years old, survives when he meets a young "girl" vampire and it's love at first sight. In the subsequent chapters Vittorio gets captured and taken to the castle of the Ruby (blood) Grail vampires and learns of their horrors. We are entertained by their blood red mass at midnight before a statue of Satan with sacrificial victims lined up at the communion rail to be bled dead. We never are told where these vampires originated, but loyal Rice readers might presume that they may have come originally out of the Satanic vampires who have plagued Marius for many centuries. Ursula convinces the elders to spare Vittorio once more and he is taken to Florence and dumped on a street. He is taken in by monks associated with the Medici, for indeed as his father's heir he has a small fortune in the Medici banks. From there he meets guardian angels, and they call a major angel. They help him go back to destroy the Ruby Cult by daylight, but he can't destroy Ursula, his true love. At nightfall she awakes and tricks him into becoming a vampire himself. True love has triumphed over vampires and angles, and the two of them live together happily ever after.

This book raises the philosophical question of whether or not it is acceptable to sacrifice the infirm and helpless of a society for the others to be wealthy and prosperous. Both in Vittorio's family lands, and in the town of Santa Maddalana, the people had sacrificed their children and their week in order to prosper. They had no crime, no infirm, no sick, no plague, none of the suffering that usually plagues human society. But is prosperity and peace worth the horrible price? The question has troubled philosophers and politicians for a long time.

[Note: The Ruby Grail cult apparently numbered about 46 vampires. In Rice's vampire novels, every vampire needs about 1 victim's blood per day. That comes to about 16790 victims per year, or significant city in the 16th century. It comes to about 840,000 deaths in a 50 year human lifetime, more than even the largest cities. That seems to me to be a non-sustainable depletion of human population.]
Asyasya
I didn't think of this book as a part of a series. "Armand" "Pandora" and this lovely little novel are each in their own. It's an enjoyable quick read. It shouldn't be compared with other love stories, or other vampire novels. It is beautifully descriptive of the time period, with a nice little romance. It's not as deep and involved as some of her past works. But it is definitely worth the read, and a nice change of pace from a series. I know a lot of fans are looking for continuations of her previous works, but they won't find it here. I think Anne continues to be creative and I can't wait for the next novel, whether it be part of a series or a new story alltogether.
unmasked
Anne's vampire books have always been amongst my favorites! This one while rich in details and steeped in Florentine history, left me wanting. The story lacked what I consider the single most important ingredient in any story, which is caring about the character and what happens to him/her. Perhaps the youth of Vittorio, and his lacking age vs. life experience was the issue for me. It took the entire book to explain how he became a vampire, rather than the history and experiences of being a vampire for some 500 years. Her style of writing and descriptive nature made it an enjoyable read none the less!!!
Lestate and the accompanying collection of his fellow vampires this was not! Not even close in comparison to my always wanting more from the tales of his merry band of preturnatural companions, and the humans they live amongst!!
Vittorio, the Vampire (New Tales of the Vampires) download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Alan Cumming
ISBN: 0375405682
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (March 8, 1999)