took me a while to finish blackwood farm, almost two months! and i’m no slow reader, i remember finishing dan brown’s angels and demons in three days.
anne rice is freakingly good, kainis. and the way she ended the novel? pucha, ang galing. it’s an end by itself but it is so series-friendly. it’s almost demanding that i go ahead and read the next book, blood canticle, which, of course, waiting for me in my crammed bookshelves. sidebar: i need an new one, maybe a bigger one.
to anyone interested in reading the vampire chronicles and lives of the mayfair witches series, lemme make a proposal: read it in order. both series are okay by themselves, they are readable in any order, but i really think continuity (or for accounting purposes, going concern, :lol:) is a good binder of the anne rice series.
and here’s how you should do it:
start with interview with the vampire, the vampire lestat, followed by queen of the damned, then the tale of the body thief. go on with my favorite memnoch the devil, then the vampire armand and blood and gold.
this is where you stop! there are three more books to read about vampires, but you have to stop here and read the lives of the mayfair witches series: the witching hour, lasher, and taltos. why?
because after reading the vampire chronicles until b&g and all three witch novels, comes the merge: merrick.
merrick mayfair is a witch turned vampire. and reading the above novels will help when you read blackwood farm and eventually, blood canticle, where taltos does a comeback and where the lestat would last be seen.
excited na ako!