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Not one of Rice's better vampire novels
on 4 March 2011
I loved the Vampire Chronicles and also liked the other "New Tales of the Vampires" novel (Vittorio) but I was disappointed with Pandora as the book only really told of her life before becoming a vampire and then of her time with Marius before she left him in Antioch, there was nothing about the hundreds of years after that other than a brief section that gave exactly the same information as the Blood and Gold novel (about Marius) from when she and Mario met again many years later. She could have done so much more with Pandora's tale, it was her adventures after leaving Marius that I was most interested in as the basics of her time with Marius had already been covered in Blood and Gold and frankly this novel did not add enough to the story to make a good addition to the series. If you are an Anne Rice fan I would borrow this novel from the library or buy a cheap secondhand copy if you want to complete your collection, if you are not then I would not bother as this book is really not that good.