Servant of the Bones

Servant of the Bones

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Random House, Inc.
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 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.

Baker & Taylor
Drawn from his centuries-long slumber, Azriel, an embittered immortal and Servant of the Bones, becomes a witness to the murder of an innocent girl, a crime that leads him into the conflict between a great leader of the Hasidim and his stepson, a diabolical cult leader

& Taylor

Transformed into a genii in 600 B.C., Azriel is forced to travel the world on an endless journey, but when he comes to present-day New York and learns about the murder of a young girl, he finds himself obsessed with the tragedy and decides to avenge her death. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1996
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books Trade Paperback ed
ISBN: 9780345409669
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 21 cm


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Jun 21, 2014

A very near second best for Rice, in my view anyway. I haven't read them all yet but i have to say I think The Witching Hour takes the top spot for me :-) This novel is a truly unique story thats beautifully told, really makes you think about what may be after life on earth for our souls...if we indeed have souls :-)

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