Tuesday, December 06, 2005

#83 Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

I almost didn’t finish reading this book… the first 100 pages were very tedious and boring me to tears. However, I wanted to read at least 1/4 of the way through (about 100 pages) before making a decision whether to put this book aside since I’ve read a number of good books that also started off slow. In this case, I’m glad I continued reading as things got more interesting right around the 100th page, when Azriel was made into the Servant of the Bones.

I didn’t particularly care for the style in which the story was told, with Azriel telling his story to Jonathan, in the style of Interview with the Vampire. The story wouldn’t worked just as well without Jonathan’s character.

Azriel recalls to Jonathan his experiences serving various Masters as the Servant of the Bones, starting with his youth growing up in Babylon, circa 600 B.C.E., and ending in present-day New York, where he uses his supernatural powers to uncover a world-threating conspiracy by a magnanimous cult leader. And in the process, truly transforms himself from the demon he believed he once was, to a true Angel of God.

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