September 13, 2005
Pandora (book)Pandora: (New Tales of the Vampires)
This book should be a nice change after reading The Vampire Armand. Less hot vampire on pre-pubescent action. (Time passes, as I read the book...) And it was. Pandora is (obviously) a woman, so there wasn't any man-boy pedophilia, but there was one gay male character, as there always is in any Anne Rice book. He didn't get to get it on, though. Too bad for him.
This book was an interesting foray into ancient Rome and then Antioch, where Pandora is at first a Roman Senator's daughter and then a fugitive, and also a quick glimpse or two into some more ancient vampire history. After reading this, I'm really looking forward to Blood & Gold, which is Marius' story. Although this book is a decent read by itself, like The Vampire Armand, it's so much better if you've read at least the first couple books in The Vampire Chronicles. This book felt kind of rushed, to be honest, and I was left wanting more detail about, for instance, what happend between her and the "fierce Asian vampire" that she travelled with for a while who, I'm guessing, is the same one that shows up as associated with Pandora in Queen of the Damned. A fun read, not one of her best, but still good.Posted by yargevad at September 13, 2005 10:18 PM