"Horror at its' best"
Heir to the wealthy Louisiana Blackwood Farm, Quinn
Blackwood is a true son of the south, but has a secret that
makes him quite different. He suffers nightmares caused by
his spirit world doppelganger Goblin. Still he finds
passion with teenage Mona Mayfair until Petronia converts
him into a vampire.
Though he does not want to be a blood seeker, Quinn's worse
phantasm is that his doppelganger is not only one too, but
that Goblin plans to destroy everyone Quinn loves and
cherishes especially Mona. Knowing he remains an
ineffective tyro when it comes to the night life, Quinn
seeks the aid of Lestat, who refuses to help until the
young vampire explains his full life history.
Anne Rice cleverly intersects characters from her two
favorite series ("Vampire Chronicles" and the "Mayfair
Witches") that have had runs longer than a vampire's life
span though a fresh set of characters especially Goblin and
Quinn make this work on of the author's best. The story
line is typical of Ms. Rice filled with vivid detail and
erotic elements with many scenes provided by Quinn
describing his past. Though at times it seems Ms. Rice
prefers to be a historical biographer, her myriad of fans
will celebrate BLACKWOOD FARM due to the vigor of the Quinn
vs. Goblin obsession war of supremacy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 26, 2002