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The Vampire's Violin

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Listen to its haunting, angelic sound

After centuries of life, the Vampire has just two passions left: blood and music. The blood of innocents is plentiful and easily attained—it is his other passion that torments him. Many years ago he owned and lost a violin that sang with the voice of the angels. Now this unearthly monster will do anything to press the instrument once mo
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Del Rey
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Oct 15, 2010 X rated it really liked it
It wasn't fine literature, but it is pretty hard for me to not like a book about a vampire violinist, and I will gladly join every character in the book in being in love with the Angel violin. I really appreciated the music details, and while there were a few things I didn't like, I was happy that the story was not predictable.
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May 11, 2017 Carmen Taxer rated it liked it
The atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, the story and character didn't grab nearly as much as I'd have liked.
Apr 16, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
The Vampire's Violin. Michael Romkey. 2003. Ballantine Books. 294 pages. ISBN 0345452089.

The Vampire's Violin is a tastefully written novel about a series of violins that sound so beautiful they are coveted by both vampires and humans alike. Michael Romkey opens the novel in the year 1744, introducing us to blind violin-maker Archangelo Serafino and Welsh vampire and violinist Dylan Glyndwr, who covets the "Angel" violins. Hundreds of years pass while Dylan searches for an Angel violin, and we a
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Dec 22, 2013 Snazzy Bazil rated it it was amazing
This book was quite simply amazing. I have not read a vampire novel like this in quite some time. Romkey succeeds in painting the picture inside your head, at least for me, and he is capable of sending me to the places he describes. I was almost waiting for the vampire to sink his teeth into my neck on that island.
I was most thoroughly impressed with the way he shows off the obsessive qualities in a vampire; that is something I found wanting in his first novel. I also appreciated how the idea of
Aug 20, 2009 Ladiibbug rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Vampire Fiction Fans
Dylan Glyndwr, a centuries old vampire, has only two passions: the blood of innocents, and the music of the violin.

Over many centuries he has owned, lost, and desperately sought to find again a very special violin, built by a master craftsman. This violin sings with the voice of the angels.

The Vampire's quest over two centuries takes him from Italy, around Europe, to an ill-fated sea voyage, to a college town in Iowa. As he searches ruthlessly for this one special violin, the Vampire leaves a tr
Aug 16, 2010 Vickiek rated it it was ok
I read this in highschool, so there is a small chance should I read it again I might feel a little differently about it.I remember it being a little long winded,with too much attention to detail and not enough plot to move the story along at a good pace. It wasn't amazing, but worth reading during a slow week.
Dec 01, 2007 wendy rated it it was ok
i just started this...i've had copies of this series FOREVER and i'm sick of looking at them on my to read shelves. i haven't loved them but since i've had them for YEARS i'm gonna read em and be done with them.

so i've finished. it wasn't bad - not great. although, i think i may have liked this one best of the series. i'm glad i'm done with them.
Tara Frye
May 29, 2015 Tara Frye rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I loved that it had vampires and music. What could be better than vampires playing music? Nothing lol you can tell I really love vampire fiction and I really love music. I'm just happy that he kinda brought classical music into the vampire world. It was very good I recommend it if you love music and vampires
Apr 09, 2015 Raelynn rated it liked it
Your typical $1 bin vampire paperback. One of the better ones I suppose. I enjoyed the music aspect of things and found myself actually wishing to hear this angel violin that was so coveted. All in all it kept me entertained during the slow moments at work.
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Jul 30, 2008 Christine Verstraete rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Great twist on the story.
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