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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...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Del Rey
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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.
Snazzy Bazil
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...more
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...more
Aug 20, 2009 Ladiibbug rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
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.
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.
Christine Verstraete
Loved this book! Great twist on the story.
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