Marie Robinson

Do you need to have read the Vampire Chronicles to understand Blackwood Farm?

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Rich I would suggest reading the Vampire Chronicles in order down through Blood and Gold, then read the three Mayfair Witches books prior to reading Blackwood Farm. The first half of BF introduces a new character Quinn, but the second half brings in Lestat and the Mayfair Family characters. This story is a huge payoff if you know all the characters from the other books first, and frankly you will be somewhat underwhelmed if you don't know the underlying stories from the other books. Basically without giving spoilers: Aside from Quinn's story-Lestat is going to help the Mayfair's solve some problems that they are having from the three Mayfair books, If you don't know the 2500ish pages of that story then you will be left with Anne's very abbreviated overview of what is going on within BF. Then after BF the same story continues with Blood Canticle. Hope this helps!
Roger Almendarez-jiménez This book introduces a new character, so you can read it without feeling too lost. That being said, if you haven't read any of the other chronicles, you're better offer starting with The Vampire Lestat, then moving on to Interview with the vampire, so that you can have a solid foundation for the Vampire Chronicles. This book is a terrible representation of how good the Chronicles are.
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