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Servant of the Bones

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Anne Rice is the author of sixteen books. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice, and their son... Lire la suite
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Anne Rice is the author of sixteen books. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice, and their son Christopher.

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The creator of vast universes of vampires and witches, the Chronicler of Lestat and the Mayfairs, now takes readers into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem, and the destruction of Solomon's temple, to tell the story of Azriel the Ghost, the Servant of the Bones. He is ghost, genrii, demon, angel--pure spirit made visible, who now finds himself amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction.



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In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones.

He is ghost, genii, demon, angel--pure spirit made visible. He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings and religious upheavals to Europe of the Black Death and on to the modern world. There he finds himself, amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction.

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This is Azriel's tale as he told it to me, as he begged me to hear witness and to record his words. Call me Jonathan as he did. That was the name he chose on the night he appeared in my open door and saved my life.

Surely if he hadn't come to seek a scribe, I would have died before morning.

Let me explain that I am well known in the fields of history, archaeology, Sumerian scholarship. And Jonathan is indeed one of the names given me at birth, but you won't find it on the jackets of my books, which the students study because they must, or because they love the mysteries of ancient lore as much as I do.

Azriel knew this--the scholar, the teacher I was--when he came to me.

Jonathan was a private name for me that we agreed upon together. He had plucked it from the string of three names on the copyright pages of my books. And I had answered to it. It became my name for him during all those hours as he told his tale--a tale I would never publish under my regular professional name, knowing full well, as he did, that this story would never be accepted alongside my histories.

So I am Jonathan; I am the scribe; I tell the tale as Azriel told it. It doesn't really matter to him what name I use with you. It only mattered that one person wrote down what he had to say. The book of Azriel was dictated to Jonathan.

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Titre: Servant of the Bones
Sous-titre: A Novel
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Code EAN: 9780345409669
ISBN: 978-0-345-40966-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 416
Poids: 376g
Taille: H209mm x B140mm x T31mm
Année: 1997

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