A great life history of one of Anne's characters~
Pandora is book #1 in the New Tales of the Vampire series written by Anne Rice.
In the novel Pandora we follow the mysterious life of Pandora the vampire who we've heard bits and pieces about throughout The Vampire Chronicles series. It takes place some time after book #5 Memnoch the Devil.
David Talbot, newly vampire spawn from Lestat, has sought after Pandora in Paris in hopes of convincing her to tell her life story for him by requesting her to write her tales in some journals that he's brought to her. However, the ancient old Pandora is apprehensive about disclosing parts of her life that she hasn't thought of in centuries. David being the oh so proper English gentleman that he is uses his charm to convince her to give it a try, so after agreeing to give it a try she instructs him to meet her in the same Paris café as their original meetup in a few days stating that she'll either have the journals filled with the story of her life or empty, but offers no promises.
Pandora was another great novel like all of Anne Rice's books so far! There isn't much to say since it's basically and autobiography of a fictional character but it was very well researched, detailed, and believable.
Throughout The Vampire Chronicles Pandora makes a few appearances here and there but we never really get to know her, so I'm glad Anne gave her a voice in Pandora because she lived a interesting life and the story she gave really gave us the opportunity to know her finally. I'm not quite sure why Anne Rice didn't include her book as part as "The Vampire Chronicles" because it basically is.. despite marketing it as book #1 in the "New Tales of the Vampire" either way it was fantastic!
I also enjoyed learning about how Pandora and Marius became to be a couple and to learn about their love and struggles together that they have battled, I myself can relate to their relationship struggles, whether that is a good thing or bad thing love is like a roller coaster.
I love Anne's novels the best when they have to do with history because I always learn and what's better than learning! The writing and research that went into Pandora was great as always and I can't wait to see what is to come in the rest of Rice's writing because I plan on reading ALL of her work!
*Also feel free to check out the links below for my book reviews #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5 in the Vampire Chronicles series*
Review: Interview with the Vampire
Review: The Vampire Lestat
Review: The Queen of the Damned
Review: The Tale of the Body Thief
Review: Memnoch the Devil
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