Blood Canticle Book Summary and Study Guide

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The vampire Lestat returns, with his protegee Quinn Blackwood, and Quinn's new immortal love, Mona Mayfair. Mona is searching for her daughter Morrigan, who is a Taltos, an ancient alien race that was wiped out thousands of years ago. Lestat's commitment to Mona's cause leads him in turn to Rowan Mayfair, the head of the Mayfair clan whom he falls madly in love with. Lestat's inner turmoil over his feeling for both human and vampire drive him to make a suprisingly selfless choice.
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The review of this Book prepared by Amanda Goodwin

In Blood Canticle, we see a continuation of the events depicted in Blackwood Farm, only this time the main focus turns once more to the lBrat Prince, Lestat. With his newly made Coven of Quinn Blackwood and Mona Mayfair, Lestat takes on the task of searching for Mona's lost mutant child, an unhuman creature, a Taltos. By making such a promise, Lestat is swept up into the world of the Mayfair Clan, and unavoidably comes into contact with the veritable "head witch" herself, Rowan Mayfair, and her husband Michael Curry. Lestat immediately falls in love with Rowan, a love that he must struggle with throughout the entire book.
The review of this Book prepared by D.C. Stewart

Knopf, Nov 2003, 25.95, 320 pp.
ISBN 037541200x

The vampire Lestat wants to be on the side of the angels. He proves it again and again when he and Merrick Mayfair help destroy Quinn's evil doppelganger Goblin.

At Blackwood Farm, he helps a trapped spirit move into the light instead of being trapped between worlds. When Mona begs Lestat to find her Taltos daughter, he calls upon the mother of all vampires to help him locate the land of the Taltos. When they reach the Caribbean Island where they are held prisoners by drug lords, he liberates them and brings them back to Rowan Mayfair the woman he truly loves but will not touch.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   long lived adults


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes

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