Newcomers may need a primer to understand the relationships at the heart of Anne Rice's latest novel, but fans will recognize it as her best work in years. Elegantly written, MERRICK centers on the title character, a voodoo witch imposed upon by two vampires to raise a ghost. Rice pens an emotional, well-detailed story of black magic, intrigue and forbidden love, without surrendering pace. Laced with several surprises, including appearances by the dormant vampire Lestat, and the long-dead Claudia, MERRICK is a flawless addition to the author's "Vampire Chronicles" series.
Through the voice of frequent narrator David Talbot, we meet Merrick Mayfai