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Printed Date: September/29/2020 at 9:42am


Topic: New Series
Posted By: FinalExam
Subject: New Series
Date Posted: May/30/2009 at 12:22am
I think most of us know that Anne Rice returned to her Christian faith and decided to only write religious themed books from now on. She started with her Christ the Lord series, which details Jesus life from a young boy and will take him up through the end of his life. She has written the first two books of that series, and I thought she was kind of crazy w hen she did made that choice, but I read the two CHrist the Lord books and found them to be the best things s he'd written in well over a decade. Her writing had become stale, by the numbers, and she was basically telling the same story over and over. But such a radical change of subject matter seemed to revive her writing and I was impressed by the prose and characterization.

Now she's about to start a new Christian thriller series called Songs of the Seraphim, the first book of which Angel Time will be out in October of this year. You can read a description at http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl/9781400043538.html.


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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz



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Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: June/29/2009 at 12:56pm
I'm looking forward to reading Angel Time. I've only read her 2 Christ the Lord books. Those are fiction but not really since they follow the bible stories. I mean I know the story. Angel Time will be my first real Rice fiction. It sounds good. However, when I clicked on the excerpt of the book at Random House, it had the first page of book 1 of the Christ series. That's misleading. I wonder why they did that?

I was sure the 3rd book of the Christ series would be out soon. I can't find anything on it except she's taking her time since it's about his ministry on the road to Jerusalem.

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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.



Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: July/01/2009 at 12:02am
A lot of the Christ the Lord books are fiction since the first two dealt with the time period in Jesus' life that was not detailed in the Bible so she made it up. I thought tha twas more interesting, now that she has hit the part that follows Bible stories again, I think it won't be as itneresting.

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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz


Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: July/01/2009 at 3:40am
Yes, I understand that fictional part, I was mainly addressing the plot aspect. I pretty much know what's going to happen. She includes some scenes that are unique to the Catholics but not included amoung Protestants. I'm thinking she will still add some good fiction that's in the spirit of her Catholic faith and Christ's character. The story of Yeshua and Avigail was one from the 2nd book that I loved because it addresses issues that a brought up in discussions but not mentioned in the bible. This addressed his sexual desires and role as a husband that is debated. I'm hoping she'll do the same with the future books and insert her vision of what might have been even though she will still be following the bible story. Did you read that she said she will be following the bible stories more closely and inserting less of her ideas in the 3rd book?

I'm taking that Angel Time will be provocative and that she has mainly changed her world view up a little to be in accordance with her Catholic faith. Her site says that now "her sinners vie for redemption." I'm interpreting that her Angels will have a dark side in Angel Time too. I haven't read her earlier works. What did her sinners vie for in her earlier works?

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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.



Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: October/16/2009 at 4:29am
Angel Time comes out October 27, 2009!

Anyone planning on checking it out? I am. It will be my first time to read an Anne Rice "regular" fiction book (I've only read the 2 Christ books).

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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.



Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: October/16/2009 at 10:35am
I may get it in paperback. I'll be interested to see how her new Christianness effects her storytelling.

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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz


Posted By: lisalin
Date Posted: October/27/2009 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by dnurse64 dnurse64 wrote:

Yes, I understand that fictional part, I was mainly addressing the plot aspect. I pretty much know what's going to happen. She includes some scenes that are unique to the Catholics but not included amoung Protestants. I'm thinking she will still add some good fiction that's in the spirit of her Catholic faith and Christ's character. The story of Yeshua and Avigail was one from the 2nd book that I loved because it addresses issues that a brought up in discussions but not mentioned in the bible. This addressed his sexual desires and role as a husband that is debated. I'm hoping she'll do the same with the future books and insert her vision of what might have been even though she will still be following the bible story. Did you read that she said she will be following the bible stories more closely and inserting less of her ideas in the 3rd book?

I'm taking that Angel Time will be provocative and that she has mainly changed her world view up a little to be in accordance with her Catholic faith. Her site says that now "her sinners vie for redemption." I'm interpreting that her Angels will have a dark side in Angel Time too. I haven't read her earlier works. What did her sinners vie for in her earlier works?

wow, may be you are right !!!

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Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: November/06/2009 at 6:54am
I still haven't gotten my copy from the library yet. Grrr! I'm really looking forward to this read and it sounds like it's great. Here's a link about it with a video of Anne Rice discussing it at Amazon. Just scroll down to the video screen. There's also a synopsis and some editorial reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Time-Seraphim-Anne-Rice/dp/1400043530 - Anne Rice discusses Angel Time

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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.



Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: November/14/2009 at 5:07am
Finished Angel Time and I look forward to the sequel. This is definitely a book that glorifies God and won't be a book for everybody. No dark horror or complex plot twists. I loved the California setting when the story is in the present setting when the main character visits places places I've been. I love missions. This book delved deeply into the character development of the assassin Toby O'dare. It appears that all 3 books will be about his redemption that is offered via a stranger that turns out to be a seraphim angel. My heart went out to Toby when the angel recounted Toby's life that led him to become an assassin. We are taken to the 13th Century where Jews are persecuted and used in a witch hunt manner to create saints by falsely accusing them (by the Christian community) of killing children. Rice deals with a particular couple's interfaith romance in the time travel segment that shows the torment each person endures by their own Christian and Jewish communities and families. Rice said that one of her goals was to write this book in a manner that both the Jewish and Christian people can enjoy. She did just that.

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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.



Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: November/14/2009 at 8:14am
I'll keep an eye out for when it comes to paperback. Sounds interesting, obviously I'm not a Christian but since it is fiction I can take that without it bothering me.

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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz


Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: January/19/2010 at 8:19pm
Anne Rice has 2 hardback novels due out in 2010:

The Dybbuk, December 2010

World Enough and Time, October 2010 (book 2 of Songs of the Seraphim)

She said that her 3rd Christ book may not come out until 2012...she says it's more complex to write and presents more difficulties than the first 2. She stated, "It may turn out that my particular fictional approach is not appropriate for the years of Our Lord's public ministry."

I had to look up the definition of dybbuk. In Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is the wandering soul of a dead person that enters the body of a living person and controls his or her behavior.



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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.



Posted By: brotheroddkins
Date Posted: January/19/2010 at 11:46pm
So she's exploring Judaism again, like in Servant of the Bones. I think that is interesting.   

I think it is very hard to do fiction about Jesus. You will always offend someone. But I read the first Christ the Lord book and thought it was very interesting and I'm not even a Christian.

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: February/28/2010 at 1:30pm
I loved the first two Christ books, but I admit, the end of the second when she started actually telling tales from the Bible was less interesting.

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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz


Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: October/07/2010 at 2:57am
I just saw this FE, it came out July 30, 2010 though. I thought you might be interested and I was wondering how it will affect her writing.


Anne Rice leaves Christianity

Legendary author Anne Rice has announced that she’s quitting Christianity.

The “Interview with a Vampire” author, who wrote a book about her spirituality titled "Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession" in 2008, said Wednesday that she refuses to be “anti-gay,” “anti-feminist," “anti-science” and “anti-Democrat.”

Rice wrote, “For those who care, and I understand if you don't: Today I quit being a Christian ... It's simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I've tried. I've failed. I'm an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.”


Rice then added another post explaining her decision on Thursday:

“My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic atheist lost in a world I didn't understand, to an optimistic believer in a universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me," Rice wrote. "But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been or might become."



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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.



Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: October/08/2010 at 12:20am
Yeah, I've heard all about it and I agree with it. The modern Church seems to be very far from Christ's teachings, more a business and political organization. Reminds me of something I read: "I have no problem with God...it's his fan club I can't stand."

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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz


Posted By: dnurse64
Date Posted: October/16/2010 at 11:48am
Originally posted by FinalExam FinalExam wrote:

Reminds me of something I read: "I have no problem with God...it's his fan club I can't stand."

Ha!



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I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.




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