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By Anne Rice | Comments: ( 221 ) | Date: ( Aug 25, 2019 )

In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon s Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones.He is ghost, genii, demon, angel pure spirit made visible He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings aIn a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon s Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the Bones.He is ghost, genii, demon, angel pure spirit made visible He pours his heart out to us as he journeys from an ancient Babylon of royal plottings and religious upheavals to Europe of the Black Death and on to the modern world There he finds himself, amidst the towers of Manhattan, in confrontation with his own human origins and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction.


  • Title: Servant Of The Bones
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • ISBN: 9780345412317
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Anne Rice

Anne Rice born Howard Allen Frances O Brien is a best selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002 Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult themed fiction i.e erotica and A.N Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado masochism.



Comments Servant Of The Bones

  • Irene

    Like most of Anne Rice's later work, this book is written in a loose, breathy semisoftcore, purple overwrought style and is sprinkled with too many one sentence paragraphs. The premise of the story isn't bad and I didn't have a hard time getting though it but it does give one that creepy squirrely feeling of having unintentionally intruded upon someone else's sexual fantasies about Antonio Banderas.


  • Darth J

    This one seems to be written during the height of Rice's creative talents. Although it did have a few boring moments, I actually really liked it. The mythology and ritual of how djinn work in her universe is actually pretty cool. I like that the continuity of how spiritual beings kind of coalesce by pulling atoms and molecules together out of thin air to create their bodies was fascinating, as was seen with Lasher and Memnoch in other stories. Forget the overused characters like Lestat, this one [...]


  • Kathryn

    The basic idea of this story seemed to come out of left field: A charming, fairly spiritual Babylonian sacrifices himself in a beautiful ceremony for the sake of his people. He dies (very, VERY horribly), and becomes a powerful spirit in the control of whoever owns his gold-plated skeleton. It's quite strange, and I haven't been able to find which myth it's based on (seems to be a combination of the vampire and golem myths, but that's not really descriptive of the result). 99.9% of it is told in [...]


  • Dan

    This was the first Anne Rice book that I've read, so I can't say for sure if this is a typical Rice book or not. Either way, I'll give my impressions of it.The book is written in first person, and therefore comes with the limitations of that type of narration. I didn't perticularly like the narrator's style - it often felt elaborate but too descriptive when I simply wanted to know what was going to happen. I was rather bored on occations too, especially at the start because I felt that it took w [...]


  • Nathan

    DNF @ 11%I thought I'd give Anne Rice another try. I read enough of this to remember how much her style bugs me. Plus, this is yet another novel about an ancient supernatural being recounting his life story to a scribe. I read that already in Interview with the Vampire.


  • laurenpie

    The bones of a truly fascinating literary novel, but regrettably fleshed out into a light and mediocre quick-readI find the topic fascinating to contemplate: a millenia-old spirit, incredibly powerful, yet confused regarding his own provenance, and unsure even what he is: Angel of Wrath? Demon?Knowing that he is brimming with hate and violence, yet catching fleeting glimpses of a way he once learned from a forgotten master he once loved, a way dedicated to goodness.With a more diligent author, w [...]


  • Michael Barnett

    I started reading all of Anne Rice's vampire books, then started with the Mayfair Witches, which for the most part, enjoyed thoroughly. After a while, however, I was wanting something more. After all, how many times can you re spin books with the same central theme? Then I found Servant of the Bones. I have always loved historical epics, and beginning the story in Babylon, during the Jewish captivity there, was not only brilliant, but very well written. Miss Rice has always, not only done much r [...]


  • Darth

    Better than expected - after struggling through the VIOLIN and that awful one about the castrated singer - I did not expect much from this - but it had most of the best elements of Rice - and fewer of the worst.The prose was less in the way of trying to be epic poetry, and although the characters were clunky and badly written - the pseudo-historical parts were interesting enough to keep me in there. Seems like this was the second straight book of Anne Rice that had the line, "I was amazed, but n [...]


  • No

    Pretty boring. He mostly talked.


  • Jen

    Admittedly, I didn't finish this book. I read 60 of 360 pages and found it more tortorously boring and overly descriptive. I think the book was laced with a sleep aid.


  • Shawna McKinnis

    The Servant of the Bones falls into the Crunchy Vegetable category. It took me quite a while to really get into the story. In my quest to own and read everything Anne Rice, however, I endured and interspersed my stints of reading Servant with nice helpings of Ice Cream books. In the Servant of the Bones you meet the spirit Azriel as he tells his tale to the Professor and Author Jonathan. Azriel’s tale is one of great sorrow, fear, and in the end, love. You look at the human condition on a scal [...]


  • Lizann Dennis

    Anne Rice tells the story slowly; A demon or god recalling his past while a temporary recluse writer transcribes the story for him is a unique story line. Rice tells the story with such care that you come to find yourself attached to this man who is now neither living or dead, no longer a man but not quite an all-powerful god. I enjoyed this strange tale of how a god is created where usually gods simply exist, they are not given a human element at all. I would like to re-read this text because I [...]


  • Kelly

    Although it has been a few years since I have read this book, it still stays with me. Anne Rice has an amazing attention to detail and the ability to really put the reader into her characters' heads. She uses flashbacks and backstory to develop her characters and give them personality. She even gives personality to characters that most others would have ignored. This layers the story and gives it life. In this book she goes into mythology and intertwines religions to create a unique story. The m [...]


  • Tassie

    I have a love/hate relationship with Anne Rice. I love her when she moves stories along. Her skills are wonderful and drive the characters and the situations beautifully.Then she lapses into feelings and souls and a bunch of mumbo-jumbo blah blah blah that I couldn't care less about.This was the latter rather than the former.Really, the book could have been 100 pages long, but instead takes you through a thousand years that mean nothing and twenty pages of meaningful stuff at the end.Blah.


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  • Eddie Black

    I got this one autographed at a signing in Little Rock, Arkansas. I could barely speak as Anne signed it and had to go lay down on the floor between some bookshelves. HA!


  • Kathleen

    Okay, so it is kind of obvious that Anne Rice wrote this book right after Memnoch the Devil. Especially during Part 3 of the book. So the book starts off with Part 1, where a professor who uses the name Jonathan is approached by a genii named Azriel who would like his story known and written down. A lot of the narration up to the actual storytelling is drenched with foreshadowing, which filled me with suspense. It was confusing and surprisingly engaging. (Though Jonathan keeps telling us how ama [...]


  • Angelica

    75. SERVANT OF THE BONES, BY ANNE RICEAnother recommendation from Michelle. She just said “Anne Rice”, I chose this one because it was a standalone and it had been in my to-read pile for ages. Once I started reading, I got the distinct impression that I had already read it… I didn’t remember anything of the story, but there were some particular phrases that I’m sure I had read before. I really don’t think this book was at all forgettable, but I’m probably lying, since apparently I [...]


  • Lindsay

    This book makes a lot of poor choices that turn an epic tale of an undead scholar from ancient Babylon into an eye-roll-worthy yawnfest. Taking a cue from Interview with a Vampire (which I adore), this book is a story within a story, where a paranormal creature relates the story of its life to another person, who is tasked with telling the world. The problem with this iteration is that the man who receives the tale is a boring and unrelatable old professor. He meets the ghostly Servant of the Bo [...]


  • Aaron

    This book is about an ancient Hebrew boy who was selected for a deadly ritual, and ended up being subjected to an even more hideous ritual just before his physical life ended. The second ritual resulted in him become a "Servant of the Bones" - a genie, of sorts. After thousands of years of being passed from owner to owner, he realizes that he is not subjected to bondage any longer. This book is about his redemption from hate, which leads him to perform some rather extraordinarily good deeds.As a [...]


  • Colleen

    I'm not quite sure how much I like this book. The concept of the plot and of Azriel's character is fairly unique and very interesting, at least compared to anything I've ever read or heard - that part I really enjoyed. The book seemed like a mix between one of her usual plot-based/action-based books and one of her histories. The plot itself was good, and somewhat compelling; however, most of the book just DRAGGED The book could have been much better had she written less, and compressed the actio [...]


  • Danielle

    I have never been so happy to finish a book in my life. Ok that's probably not true. In fact I think The School on Heart's Content Road was probably worse. I only read this book because it is for one of my book clubs. For this book club whoever is hosting gets to choose the book. The person hosting May's book club is a sci-fi/fantasy fan, which is so not my genre at all. She offered us 3 choices of books and this seemed the most mainstream, so it got the most votes. I sincerely wish I had voted [...]


  • Kraig Horton

    This was another good book from Anne Rice. "Servant of the Bones" brings mythology, religion and a compelling visual story that like her other novels made this almost like watching a movie. The main character is narrating through several past events leading to the present his life as a servant to the bones that he was cursed to. I have read many novels that this type of layers in a story took away from the novels appeal because it made things to complicated but Rice used it amazingly and without [...]


  • A.R. Voss

    When I was reading Anne Rice's "Servant of the Bones" last year, I could not decide if I cared much for her style or the story. It was not until I finished the book that I began thinking about both the story and the writing style. It took another three months before I realized how thought provoking her book had been for me. And that to me is the sign of a true artist. Since then I have enjoyed a few of her books and just finished "Interview with the Vampire" (Which I always thought was called "I [...]


  • Shomeret

    The story about Azrael in Babylon is beautiful, but I suppose Anne Rice is attempting to validate the Book of Enoch which is apochryphal by including a prophet named Enoch among the exiles in Babylon. The Enoch mentioned in the Old Testament is Methuselah's father from a much earlier generation. This is a minor point. Most readers probably will not notice. The contemporary plot line didn't have the impact that it might have had because it reminded me of other similar scenarios I've seen in other [...]


  • Colleen

    I like it when Anne Rice (1) leaves the world of vampires and (2) leaves New Orleans. She did both in this book and I approve mightily. A very ancient creature is telling his life story to someone, simply because it is a story to be told. We get to sit with both characters in a cabin by a fireplace and listen in. The story is terrifying, heartwarming, aching and joyous at times, and told exceedingly well.


  • Hien

    Run, do not walk to the nearest trashcan and deposit it at the bottom. Don't put it on top of the trash because some homeless person might accidentally read it. His life is already pretty sad. We don't need to make it worse.It's about a genie locked inside a pile of bones. The story is told in the same interview format as "Interview with a Vampire". There's a homoerotic undertone throughout the book which I found quite tedious.


  • John Kennison

    Not being an Anne Rice fan, didn't know what to expect when I found this book at a book sale. However, the ancient Babylon setting and Judaism mythology behind the story line really drew me in. Very compelling storyline and one could develop a real connection with the 'bones' by the end of the story.


  • Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson

    What can I say This is my favorite Anne Rice book. The plot was just so damned fascinating.


  • Julie

    I I absolutely loved the story of Azriel. I highly recommend the book Servant Of the Bones. I would also like to see a movie made from it. If you like ghost stories this is a must read. Anne Rice is the best!


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