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, AnneRice introduces a seductive new character and creates a passionate traggic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.
Perhaps most famous for her six-volume Vampire Chronicles, Rice has now written a new series of short vampire novels, beautifully produced by her publishers in a stylish small-format design. Set amid the splendours - and political intrigues - of the Italian Renaissance, Vittorio follows the fortunes of a 16-year-old survivor of a violent massacre at his father's Tuscan palazzo. A passionate tale of doomed love and lost innocence, which vividly evokes this extraordinary period in history while the drama unfolds, this is a hugely enjoyable read by a true mistress of her craft. (Kirkus UK)
Series: New Tales of the Vampires Ser.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 2nd March 2000
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.184