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Vittorio, The Vampire (New Tales of the Vampires)

Vittorio, The Vampire (New Tales of the Vampires) [Kindle Edition]

Anne Rice
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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A VAMPIRE IN THE ITALIAN AGE OF GOLD. . . Sixteen years old, Vittorio is the sole survivor of a bizarre and violent massacre at his father's Tuscan palazzo. Escaping to the Florence of Cosimo de Medici, he seeks vengeance and retribution. But though he has been saved from death by a mysterious woman, he finds himself at the mercy of demonic, bloody nightmares, war and political intrique. And, beyond even these perils, Vittorio faces being torn apart by a dangerous love. Against a backdrop of the wonders - both sacred and profane - of Rennaisance Italy, with it's art and ferocity, angels and demons, Anne Rice introduces a seductive new character and creates a passionate traggic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 377 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New Ed edition (31 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2N5I92
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #145,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anne Rice is the author of internationally bestselling books including 'The Vampire Chronicles' (from Interview with the Vampire to Blood Canticle), her 'Mayfair Witches' sequence, Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read, but by no means the best! 31 Dec 2001
As with all Anne Rice novels you expect a certain quality about the story and it was there, though that was about all you got. The story begins with good intentions, the majority of the story is written about Vittorio before he was given the dark gift. It may sound bad, but it was quite refreshing for Rice to create a story away from all the vampires in the other stories, hence when Lestat mentions about the presents of others in Queen of the Damned we finally find out one of these, though the door is still open for more.
I, and most other readers would agree, that this is by no means Rice's best work, yet, a good story nonetheless. A worthwhile read for any that are interested in vampires, even if no other stories from the chronicles have been read as no prior knowledge is required to fully understand and appreciaite the story. A Good Read, but by no means the best!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reniassance Italy...given new life by a vampire. 25 April 2000
By A Customer
As with all Rice's novels, once begun, it's impossible to put down. Vittorio is more a recollection of the classical wonder of Renaissance Florence than simply the tale of a vampire. Rice captures the beauty of an age through the life of the vampire with astounding detail. As with "Pandora", we are entranced and transported into the history of the character, and with beautiful prose and factual evidence, the book - as with all her novels - is simply a joy to read.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very individual book. 27 April 2001
By A Customer
The problem I find with Anne Rice's work is that much of it refers to other novels, which does give the Vampire Chronicles depth and continuity, but can be bewildering. This particular book is an entirely independent vampire novel, which is one of it's strongest points. It has ideas not covered in Rice's other works but more importantly it contains one of her strongest invocations of a time period. If you want a book that is descriptive, with a dynamic righteous hero (in the end you'll wish he hadn't been turned) then Vittorio is the Vampire for you.
Basically a great stand-alone novel by Rice, with one of the best good vs evil themes she has written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As engaging as the rest of Ms. Rice's vampiric oeuvre (all of which I have read;) the only slight disappointment was the lack of a sequel. In itself it was 'long enough'; just right in fact, but as much of what made it special was the fact that it wasn't part of the 'Vampire Chronicles' with the familiar 'cast of characters' but a new and very fascinating character, and a continuation of his separate eternity would have been most enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant,couldn't put it down! 16 April 2001
after reading some of the above reviews i just had to write!i found Vittorio a brilliant piece of work,it was so moving and i was transported back in time to the florence of the de medici.the sad but compelling tale of Vittorio had me spellbound.i hope that we see more of Vittorio as i think that Lestat and louis would love him.a very moving book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars a complete let down 26 Dec 2000
I am a big anne rice fan but i found this book something of a let down. I stumbled through it as i thought that it could only get better, but i was sadly mistaken. Not the best of her work.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit different from the usual Anne Rice fare 20 Aug 2004
I've read all of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles in sequence and was dreading this, as I'd heard it concerned totally new characters - and it does, which is a good thing. The title is misleading - Vittorio narrates as a vampire, but 85% of the book is spent as a human. This is no bad thing - it makes a refreshing change of perspective as
Vittorio battles against a castle full of vampires. A shame that not much of Vittorio's 500-year existence as a vampire is chronicled, but Anne Rice seems to like missing out huge chunks of her vampires' lives in her books (Pandora and Marius books spring to mind). Well recommended though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vittorio, The Vampire 4 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was a gift to my daughter and she hasn't read it yet. However, it arrived well in time for Christmas and since it is one of the Anne Rice books which she hadn't got she was pleased to receive it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Rice...balls
This is the first of Rice's vampire chronicles I have read and does not bode well for the others. Set among Renaissance splendours the tale of a vampirised nobleman is tedious and... Read more
Published 14 months ago by barbicandy
5.0 out of 5 stars love vampires
great story and characters. Anne rice at her best. can be read on it's own. still waiting for more books in this series but looks like she went in a different direction with her... Read more
Published 15 months ago by M. Wass
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book...
As usual, Anne Rice writes the best stories and I am a huge fan. This story was no exception although I have to admit that I found the book rather smaller than her previous books... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Azariah
3.0 out of 5 stars Angles and demons on the streets of Florence
I like Anne Rice and so it was with interest that I picked up this novel. I am afraid to say that I ended up feeling confused. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2011 by Book Maven
5.0 out of 5 stars Annother five star book.
Anne Rice has to be one of my favourite authers of all time, ever since seeing the "Interview with the vampire" movie (incidentaly my favourite movie) i have been slowly going... Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2011 by FUTURESTARdelux
4.0 out of 5 stars A new direction. I like it.
Vittorio the Vampire is kind of in a new direction compared to the other novels as Vittorio himself has no knowledge of the world Lestat and Louis and Co. live in. Read more
Published on 9 July 2010 by Tohru
1.0 out of 5 stars Cure for insomnia
I have read a few of anne rice's books and this is by far the worst. Like many of her books it is bogged down by over flowery prose describing artistic detail ad nauseum. Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2005 by genejoke
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, compelling and simply wonderful
It took me many months to pluck this book from my bookshelf. Admittedly I am an ardent fan of Anne Rice and it sat there merely because I had other books that I wanted to read (the... Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2005 by "jonpapa_uk"
4.0 out of 5 stars Vittorio
I found this to be an excellent and enjoyable read, the characters where solid, and the descriptions of the building and the time where portray in pure descriptive beauty. Read more
Published on 18 May 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Dull as dishwater with no blood in it
That it I'm afraid. I'm finished with Anne Rice after following her since the first - there's only so much angst you can take before depression sets in. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2003 by William Meikle
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