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Servant of the Bones This one seems to be written during the height of Rice s creative talents Although it did have a few boring moments, I actually really liked it The mythology and ritual of how djinn work in her universe is actually pretty cool I like that the continuity of how spiritual beings kind of coalesce by pulling atoms and molecules together out of thin air to create their bodies was fascinating, as was seen with Lasher and Memnoch in other stories Forget the overused characters like Lestat, this one This one seems to be written during the height of Rice s creative talents Although it did have a few boring moments, I actually really liked it The mythology and ritual of how djinn work in her universe is actually pretty cool I like that the continuity of how spiritual beings kind of coalesce by pulling atoms and molecules together out of thin air to create their bodies was fascinating, as was seen with Lasher and Memnoch in other stories Forget the overused characters like Lestat, this one needs a sequel SERVANT OF THE BONES is Anne Rice s new electrifying novel, with a hero as mesmerising, seductive and ambivalent as the vampire Lestat Azriel is a restless Jewish spirit, born almostyears ago in Babylon, who can be called forth by whoever holds and understands the arcane mystery of the casket of golden bones he is tied to Caught between heaven and earth, Azriel is forced to bear witness to the long and troubled history of Western civilisation, from the household of an ancient Greek philosopher and the deathbed of Alexander the Great, to the Mongolian Steppes and fourteenth century Strasbourg, where Jews were made scapegoats for the Black Death And finally in the present, he is summoned to witness and avenge a brutal murder on Fifth Avenue The dead woman is Esther, step daughter of Gregory Belkin, fanatical messianic leader of a worldwide cult, the Temple of the Mind Belkin is known to be the son of Holocaust victims, but he has a secret history which binds Azriel s fate to his SERVANT OF THE BONES is as rich and terrifying, as sensual and violent as any novel by Anne Rice an enthralling epic which conjures up than two thousand years of Jewish history and penetrates the unfolding mysteries of evil, redemption, life and death The basic idea of this story seemed to come out of left field A charming, fairly spiritual Babylonian sacrifices himself in a beautiful ceremony for the sake of his people He dies very, VERY horribly , and becomes a powerful spirit in the control of whoever owns his gold plated skeleton It s quite strange, and I haven t been able to find which myth it s based on seems to be a combination of the vampire and golem myths, but that s not really descriptive of the result 99.9% of it is told in The basic idea of this story seemed to come out of left field A charming, fairly spiritual Babylonian sacrifices himself in a beautiful ceremony for the sake of his people He dies very, VERY horribly , and becomes a powerful spirit in the control of whoever owns his gold plated skeleton It s quite strange, and I haven t been able to find which myth it s based on seems to be a combination of the vampire and golem myths, but that s not really descriptive of the result 99.9% of it is told in flashbacks, which is great since for some reason flashbacks and history lessons are usually my favorite parts of Anne Rice s books And of course, since it s Anne Rice we re talking about, the story is beautiful and tragic, with an immortal main character who has to cope with the fact that he doesn t ever get to die and go to heaven like everybody else This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was the first Anne Rice book that I ve read, so I can t say for sure if this is a typical Rice book or not Either way, I ll give my impressions of it.The book is written in first person, and therefore comes with the limitations of that type of narration I didn t perticularly like the narrator s style it often felt elaborate but too descriptive when I simply wanted to know what was going to happen I was rather bored on occations too, especially at the start because I felt that it took w This was the first Anne Rice book that I ve read, so I can t say for sure if this is a typical Rice book or not Either way, I ll give my impressions of it.The book is written in first person, and therefore comes with the limitations of that type of narration I didn t perticularly like the narrator s style it often felt elaborate but too descriptive when I simply wanted to know what was going to happen I was rather bored on occations too, especially at the start because I felt that it took way too long to get interesting.The story itself was ok but not especially thrilling Part of the problem here was that it was too long, and the tedious story of the narrator wasn t that interesting and took up too much of the book The actual storyline which ends the book only really develops halfway through, by which time I was really staring to get bored.Overall, this could have been half as long and wouldn t have lost any great detail In fact, I could have even been two separate books, imho.Whether or not this is a typical Rice book, I don t know, but it hasn t really inspired me to read anyof hers sadly The story of Azriel was an interesting one I amused to Anne Rice s vampires, and the occasional mummy, than I am with her other works Servant of the Bones was a solid introduction to the other supernatural works she has written The book shines when it focuses on Azriel s past in Babylon and amongst the Jews of Strasbourg It s the current time frame and it s story where the tale struggles a bit The messianic lunatic that he fights against isn t a terrible character and the plan is The story of Azriel was an interesting one I amused to Anne Rice s vampires, and the occasional mummy, than I am with her other works Servant of the Bones was a solid introduction to the other supernatural works she has written The book shines when it focuses on Azriel s past in Babylon and amongst the Jews of Strasbourg It s the current time frame and it s story where the tale struggles a bit The messianic lunatic that he fights against isn t a terrible character and the plan is actually interesting, but falls short of the quality of the rest of the historical story.In the current timeline Azriel is helping the wife of the messianic lunatic solve her daughter s death, allegedly at the hands of members of the cult religion So I am supposed to feel some measure of sympathy for these two but, as usual, in the empathy sympathy department I find myself at a loss Take Rachel, the daughter, who stands up for herself by arguing with her step father Um ok I can see why this current generation would equate talk with action But I m a deeds kind of guy This special snowflake goes shopping for diamonds on Fifth Ave on a weekly basis From where does this income come Is she a Yale grad Does he have a job Nope The money comes from her evil step dad A bit rich to be funded by the very thing you decry, nu Who knows I m not a hypocrite and thus am not a liberal Also the mother Mrs Belkin, who for all her tragic emotions can be summed up in this one sentence Stupid woman marries megalomaniac, rich, prick with messianic tendencies and realizes that he is a megalomaniac, rich, prick with messianic tendencies Huh Amazing Who would have thunk it Oh well at least he s worth billions so we will deal with character after I am done shopping at Yves St Laurent Yeah my sympathy is barely registering In decimal points.But other than that The historical background tale does indeed save the book from itself Oh and if you are wondering yes there is an nearly obligatory weird, uncomfortable sex scene It IS Anne Rice, get over it So a nice little read about something other than Vampires If you are a Rice fan you ll like this I started reading all of Anne Rice s vampire books, then started with the Mayfair Witches, which for the most part, enjoyed thoroughly After a while, however, I was wanting somethingAfter all, how many times can you re spin books with the same central theme Then I found Servant of the Bones I have always loved historical epics, and beginning the story in Babylon, during the Jewish captivity there, was not only brilliant, but very well written Miss Rice has always, not only done much r I started reading all of Anne Rice s vampire books, then started with the Mayfair Witches, which for the most part, enjoyed thoroughly After a while, however, I was wanting somethingAfter all, how many times can you re spin books with the same central theme Then I found Servant of the Bones I have always loved historical epics, and beginning the story in Babylon, during the Jewish captivity there, was not only brilliant, but very well written Miss Rice has always, not only done much research for her books including this one but she is then able to tell a story, making the reader feel as if he is really there with the main characters Being a Christian, when I first realized she had ventured into the land and time of Daniel, I was wondering if she would rewrite history, but she did not Miss Rice tells the story of Azriel, a young Jew, who is there during the conquest by Cyrus the Persian He is then betrayed by his own people for a perceived greater good, and suffers a horrible death A Jewish witch commands his spirit to go into the bones, and from then until the present, he can only be summoned from the bones by powerful magic This may seem like a simple story, but the central theme is can Azriel soul ever go to heaven, since he was made this powerful spirit against his will I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historically beautiful times, and someone who roots for the underdog DNF 11%I thought I d give Anne Rice another try I read enough of this to remember how much her style bugs me Plus, this is yet another novel about an ancient supernatural being recounting his life story to a scribe I read that already in Interview with the Vampire DNF 11%I thought I d give Anne Rice another try I read enough of this to remember how much her style bugs me Plus, this is yet another novel about an ancient supernatural being recounting his life story to a scribe I read that already in Interview with the Vampire This book had it s problems, but it was a fast and easy read with an interesting premise I really enjoyed the main character, and his struggle with his own identity I also enjoyed all the historical bits, and I liked the author s take on the concept of spirits The ending was somewhat predictable, but there were elements to it I didn t see coming Overall, a fun read The bones of a truly fascinating literary novel, but regrettably fleshed out into a light and mediocre quick readI find the topic fascinating to contemplate a millenia old spirit, incredibly powerful, yet confused regarding his own provenance, and unsure even what he is Angel of Wrath Demon Knowing that he is brimming with hate and violence, yet catching fleeting glimpses of a way he once learned from a forgotten master he once loved, a way dedicated to goodness.With adiligent author, w The bones of a truly fascinating literary novel, but regrettably fleshed out into a light and mediocre quick readI find the topic fascinating to contemplate a millenia old spirit, incredibly powerful, yet confused regarding his own provenance, and unsure even what he is Angel of Wrath Demon Knowing that he is brimming with hate and violence, yet catching fleeting glimpses of a way he once learned from a forgotten master he once loved, a way dedicated to goodness.With adiligent author, we could have taken advantage of this brilliant and unique idea for a main character We could have traveled through time with Azriel as he slowly recovered his memories of various masters throughout cultures and centuries, from ancient to modern day The few chapters dedicated to this were by far the best in the novel I would have relished experiencing the varying attitudes and philosophies through the ages, deliberating on their effect and values.I also wish we had spenttime delving into view spoiler Azriel breaking his own bonds coming to the realization that he didn t have to answer to any master that called him, that in fact he could wreak destruction on any who even made the attempt eventually finding the power to call and command himself of his own free will And finally, at long last, starting to wonder if he might, ironically, find true fulfillment and redemption in submitting himself and his hard won freedom in service to the one true God hide spoiler I don t mean to hint that this is a religious novel it s NOT It s fiction, not Biblical based at all, and not intended to be so.Interesting side characters too Cyrus, Zurvan, Samuel, the Rebbe Though, I didn t care for Jonathan I felt he unwarrantably intruded a little too much into the story The complex relationship especially that last conversation between Samuel and Azriel was great The plot line behind the Temple of the Mind of God was fairly interesting And, a small thing it was fun reading about the compilation of warnings and safeguards that successive generations had added to the casket of bones Right down to iron chains LOL On the downside the constant sophomoric obsession with looks was silly from Jonathan to Azriel to Gregory Belkin , as though Ms Rice was having trouble remembering to switch gears from writing erotica or romance I do respect Ann Rice for her wonderful written vampire series, and boy can she think up some interesting plots and details However, I m afraid she could have done better here Better than expected after struggling through the VIOLIN and that awful one about the castrated singer I did not expect much from this but it had most of the best elements of Rice and fewer of the worst.The prose was less in the way of trying to be epic poetry, and although the characters were clunky and badly written the pseudo historical parts were interesting enough to keep me in there Seems like this was the second straight book of Anne Rice that had the line, I was amazed, but n Better than expected after struggling through the VIOLIN and that awful one about the castrated singer I did not expect much from this but it had most of the best elements of Rice and fewer of the worst.The prose was less in the way of trying to be epic poetry, and although the characters were clunky and badly written the pseudo historical parts were interesting enough to keep me in there Seems like this was the second straight book of Anne Rice that had the line, I was amazed, but not surprised Just hits the ear wrong, and then to see it in back to back books was almost comical but not funny.Overall the story of the 2500 year old disembodied spirit and his pointless quest was pretty mediocre


About the Author: Anne Rice

Anne Rice born Howard Allen Frances O Brien is a best selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002 Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult themed fiction i.e., erotica and A.N Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado masochism.


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