Rated of 5
I fell in love with Armand in 'Interview With The Vampire', and that remained the same through all Rice's subsequent books, and so I was delighted to hear that he had a book to himself. However, I am not sure whether it is a failure or a beautiful piece of art - Armand comes across as an imitator of Lestat in this, only with far less spirit and much more tragedy. I thought it a cheapening of his character. But that's a matter of opinion. For fans of Marius, the book is superb, and for fans of Rice's evocative prose, it does not disappoint. Just don't read it if you prefer to think of Armand as the cruel, beautiful, yet all too human figure.