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I read The Vampire Chronicles and a bunch of other Anne Rice books a couple of years ago and to be honest, I overdosed It took me around 6 7 years to start another one of her books.I can never be sure weather I like her style or not Her ideas are almost always very good, but her writing is lacking It is a bit over the top and wayyy too melodramatic for me But nevertheless, there are a few books of hers that I really like, most of all Queen of the Damned, which was so, so inspired To this day I remember Maharet, Akasha, Rock Lestat and the rest of the bunch like I have read it yesterdayPandora was never one of the characters that I cared much about, she has always been background noise for me I think the reason behind this might be the fact that before ever starting the books, I watched the QofD movie where she was a weird old lady, not very like her actual description in the books.But, ultimately, I liked much of the story in Pandora I have always been a die hard fan of Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Roman Empire, so it was quite interesting for me, in comparison to Lestat s origin story, which was set much, much later, at a less interesting period What was it, Classicism I could be wrong Despite liking the story, there was one thing I found extremely annoying, and that was the fact that if you haven t read the Vampire Chronicles, you would be completely in the dark about this Now, as I pointed out, I read them a while back and by now I have forgotten much of the details from books like Memnoch the Devil, although I remember liking that one in particular I have no recollection, however, of Armand s story beyond his role in the first three books from the Chronicles Which means that Pandora felt like another companion book, not like the beginning of another series It just explains another side of the same story which is part of the Vampire Chronicles Not to mention the fact that Pandora is first introduced by Lestat as an ex courtesan who caught Marius eye In the Pandora book though, she explains that Marius was what, trying to keep her virtue by explaining that bitch used to be a hooker I m not buying it I have this nagging suspicion that Rice was simply not planning on writing a book about Pandora so she just came up with a random story And then, a couple of years later, she was like There is still money in our Pandora So she wrote an entire book with a completely different backstory under the excuse that Marius, for reasons unknown, made the courtesan thing up Stop milking it, Rice Come up with some new characters, why don t you Also, the melodrama was at top notch I mean Rice s over the top love and sex conversations can be a little overwhelming, rightI am once again at crossroads Maybe I should rate it with three stars Realistically, I think it is 2.5 stars, but somehow I don t feel right overrating it Pandora, by Anne Rice, was written in 1998 and it is the first book in The New Tales of The Vampires series This is the first Anne Rice book I have read since 2000, where I read Interview With The Vampire and part of The Vampire Lestat I am so glad I have been finding near mint conditions of her books at library book sales and started adding them to my collection over the last year Her writing is on another level of gorgeousness She writes with such poise, elegance, and mystique And, from what I remember about her previous book s I read, Pandora is no exception to the wonders of her writing style.One of the things I enjoyed so much about Pandora was all the history woven into the story The story of Pandora s past begins around 15 BC in the times of the Roman Republic This story, however, is being told in writing as Pandora in the present time is writing her story in a letter Pandora tells us of her travels and her weird dreams nightmares about blood drinkers and whatnot Like many vampires we know, Pandora is a morose, despairing immortal who initially wanted immortality but soon regretted her choice and turns into a dark, indifferent cynic In this book, we get to learn about Roman times and religions, about Queen Isis, Osiris, and we get to learn a little about some other vampires famous in Rice s world like Akasha and Lestat.If you are a fan of Anne Rice s works, this is a no brainer to pick up and continue your journey If you are new to her world or returning after a long absence, then this book is quite nice to pick up and use to reacquaint yourself with her style and the world of vampires she has so wonderfully crafted This one gets a 4 out of 5 stars from me and I am ready to add this woman to a list of authors whose complete bibliography I want to read Anne Rice, Creator Of The Vampire Lestat, The Mayfair Witches And The Amazing Worlds They Inhabit, Now Gives Us The First In A New Series Of Novels Linked Together By The Fledgling Vampire David Talbot, Who Has Set Out To Become A Chronicler Of His Fellow UndeadThe Novel Opens In Present Day Paris In A Crowded Caf , Where David Meets Pandora She Is Two Thousand Years Old, A Child Of The Millennia, The First Vampire Ever Made By The Great Marius David Persuades Her To Tell The Story Of Her Life Pandora Begins, Reluctantly At First And Then With Increasing Passion, To Recount Her Mesmerizing Tale, Which Takes Us Through The Ages, From Imperial Rome To Eighteenth Century France To Twentieth Century Paris And New Orleans She Carries Us Back To Her Mortal Girlhood In The World Of Caesar Augustus, A World Chronicled By Ovid And Petronius This Is Where Pandora Meets And Falls In Love With The Handsome, Charismatic, Lighthearted, Still Mortal Marius This Is The Rome She Is Forced To Flee In Fear Of Assassination By Conspirators Plotting To Take Over The City And We Follow Her To The Exotic Port Of Antioch, Where She Is Destined To Be Reunited With Marius, Now Immortal And Haunted By His Vampire Nature, Who Will Bestow On Her The Dark Gift As They Set Out On The Fraught And Fantastic Adventure Of Their Two Turbulent Centuries Together Look, the stars have all but faded What is it like to be one of them To be admired only in the darkness, when men and women live with candles and lamps To be known and described, only in the heaviness of the night, when all the business of the day has ended I actually don t read vampire book Well, I guess that s the risk or good thing of working in a bookshop I ve got curious about this book because of our loyal customer is so totally into this vampire things When we got Pandora on our list, we called her and she told that she got the book So I put the book on the shelf to be sold After a week, no one seem to buy the book and every time I check on the shelf I ve grown overly curious about this book, so I end up borrowing the book from the shop and read it before going to bed To my surprise this book has caught me What makes this vampire book interesting is main character, I ve always fallin in love with this strong woman character, plus the setting is in ancient Roman empire I just love it Wow I love reading stories about vampires and Anne Rice has it going on I ve had this book sitting on my bookcase back home since 8th grade and for some reason I never read it Well luckily for me, I found this gem the other weekend while I was visiting my parents and am so happy that I finally read it In short, this book is about a 2,000 year old vampire named Lydia aka Pandora who lived during the height of the Roman Empire 15 B.C She is approached by a young vampire named David in the streets of Paris to write down her mortal days leading up to her immortal change Pandora is reluctant to disclose her past life with this stranger but his charms talk her into complying This novel read as she is writing her story for David Pandora is a strong female lead character who is not only smart and witty, but years before her time in the areas of women s rights and feminism She approaches religion with such curiosity yet skepticism that I find myself trying to absorb her words straight from the page or screen he he I honestly can t wait to read of her works on vampires This was a discarded library book and I picked it up because the price was right and I thoroughly enjoyed the vampire trilogy that started with Interview and ended with Queen of the Damned.Pandora s story was mildly interesting at points but mostly irritating I don t love Rice s style of writing and it s really the plot that enticed my interest in the first 3 I didn t like Pandora, the character, and I couldn t care less about any of the other characters Half the time that I was reading it I was deciding to just quit when something piqued my interest, and then the cycle would begin again. Pandora wanted to set the record straight about Lestat s version of what Marius said about her She does so, but not much was revealed to us about her thousand year life than the beginning and her transformation into a vampire She wandered Europe for centuries, but chooses to spend 400 pages on the first 35 years of her life It was still interesting to read about, but I was hoping for than a rehash of things we pretty much already knew. Although Pandora is part of the secondary characters of the famous saga of the Vampire Chronicles, for me is one of my favorite books of Anne Rice With Pandora, Rice tells us the biography of this enigmatic vampire born in the ancient Roman Empire Her story is a mixture of hope, tragedy, adventure and above all, love A great book for all those who want to discover Anne Rice and love the mysterious and romantic side of the vampire It s a fast reading with a great narrative rhythm.Spanish version Aunque Pandora forme parte de los hermanos secundarios de la famosa saga de las cr nicas vamp ricas, para m es uno de mis libros favoritos de Anne Rice Con Pandora, Rice nos relata la biograf a de esta enigm tica vampira nacida en el antiguo imperio romano Su historia es una mezcla de esperanza, tragedia, aventura y sobretodo amor Un gran libro para todos aquellos que quieran leer algo de Anne Rice, de r pida lectura y de ritmo gil. Oct 22, 2006 This is really an outstanding story overall There were very few things that took away from it, and even those didn t bother me that much Yeah, Pandora is another rich vampire from an aristocratic family Yeah, Anne Rice said differently when she first mentioned Pandora Again, that still didn t take away from the story This book also reinforced my belief that Anne Rice is really at her best when she is writing historical fiction The way she brought ancient Rome to life was fascinating The way she made things seem so normal, yet so interesting was outstanding I look forward to reading.