Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $37.46

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Here is the gorgeous and sinister story of Marius, patrician by birth, scholar by choice, one of the oldest vampires of them all, which sweeps from his genesis in ancient Rome, in the time of Emperor Augustus, to his meeting in the present day with a creature of snow and ice.

Thorne is a Northern vampire in search of Maharet, his maker, the ancient Egyptian vampire queen who holds him and others in thrall with chains made of her red hair, 'bound with steel and with her blood and gold'. When the Visigoths sack his city, Marius is there; with the resurgence of the glory that was Rome, he is there, still searching for his lost love, Pandora, but bewitched in turn by Botticelli; the Renaissance beauty Bianca, with her sordid secrets; and the boy he calls Amadeo (otherwise known as the Vampire Armand).

Crisscrossing through the stories of other vampires from Rice's glorious pantheon of the undead, haunted by Pandora and by his alter ego, Mael, tracked by the Talamasca, the tale of Marius, the self-styled guardian of those who must be kept is the most wondrous and mind-blowing of them all.

©2016 Anne Rice (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

What listeners say about Blood and Gold

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-01-2021

brilliant

the narrator absolutely made this book for me. fantastic narration to go well with the authors writing, amazing as always.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dolciey
  • Dolciey
  • 22-06-2020

Another brilliant addition

Hooked right from the start to finish can't wait for the next one as ive fallen for the vampire chronicles books

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lisa
  • Lisa
  • 03-06-2020

This was good

This was pretty good considering I didn't really like Marius in the previous books. I really liked Pandora and Bianca, and again I felt sorry for poor Amadeo (Armand). The narrator was also very good in this one.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-04-2018

A captivating history of the powerful "Old ones"

Beautifully crafted and well worth the time, however slightly let down by the prologue-epilogue story

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.