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Merrick (The Vampire Chronicles, book 7)

10 Ratings: 2.9
Anne Rice's 2000 vampire novel.

Just when you thought it was safe for a bloodsucker to go out in the dark in New Orleans, along comes Merrick Mayfair, a sultry, hard-drinking octoroon beauty whose voodoo can turn the toughest vampire into a marionette dancing to her merry, scary tune. … see full wiki

Author: Anne Rice
Genre: Vampires, Paranormal Romance, Gothic Horror
Publisher: Ballantine Books
6 reviews about Merrick (The Vampire Chronicles, book 7)
Quick Tip by . August 12, 2010
an excillent addition to the vampire chronicles. it combines vampires with voodoo and witchcraft in some very beautiful settings.
Quick Tip by . July 28, 2010
A very weird twist in the vampire chronicles, a real life witch becoming a vampire? what the hell is going on in New Orleans? i like it because its different than the rest of them though!
review by . May 07, 2003
Ann Rice revisits characters from her past efforts, as story lines from The Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches momentarily merge then are eclipsed by new themes of voodoo and sensuality. It's not that Ms. Rice has lost any of her writing ability, indeed her descriptions of locales ranging from New Orleans to Central American jungles can almost make you sweat while enduring a New England winter; but finding a compelling plot line is becoming more and more of a problem.Merrick is a witch of …
review by . March 24, 2002
Pros: Continues to weave the worlds of Anne Rice's characters together.     Cons: None if you are an Anne Rice fan.     The Bottom Line: Fun story, great further character development. Anne Rice's world becomes more and more fully fleshed.     Merrick is quite an interesting and compelling character. I find her a welcome addition to the world of Anne Rice's vampires and her Mayfair witches.      I am reminded of some …
review by . September 03, 2001
Merrick, the latest edition to Anne Rice's vampire chronicles is really two stories in one novel. Louis, the most contemplative and withdrawn of the vampiric clan, guiltily longs for the long dead child vampire, Claudia, he created in Interview with a Vampire. His guilt over her creation and untimely death nags his conscious. He asks David, a more recent vampire created by Lestat and former member of a secret order that investigates the paranormal, vampires, witches, etc. to seek out someone who …
review by . July 06, 2001
I fell off Rice's fanwagon a few years ago. The problem may be market saturation, a good story spread too thin. Rice seems to have fallen prey to her publisher/public-demand, resulting in a series of inferior Vampire tales. But Rice has set her own standards. This current story, MERRICK, is an attempt to marry the Mayfair witches to the ageless Vampires.Enter Merrick Mayfair, who magically stuns any man who lays eyes on her fine self. However lush the praise, nothing in Merrick's character justifies …
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