Someone pointed out this particular quote to me via email and I thought to share it:
“Obviously, to me, Marius is the only other true hero of the VAmpire Chronicles. He faithfully carried the burden of Those Who Must Be Kept for 2,000, not only protecting the Parents but surrounding them with beauty in carefully made shrines. Blood and Gold chronicles his deep love of Akasha, his dream experiences with her, his sense of her love that sustained him. —- I do believe he behaved heroically throughout his existence, and nobly, towards just about everybody including Avicus, Zenobia, Mael, and even Santino until he could bear it no longer. He deeply loved Pandora and Bianca and he failed to handle that love as many deeply in love people do. But he loved them. And he paid a very high price for what his rash behavior with both the loves of his life. His behavior towards Lestat has always been noble, and Marius, like Lestat, has endured unspeakable suffering and efforts to destroy him and yet he has prevailed. I think he had to do what he did with Benji and Sybelle. Armand had been self indulgent and very foolish in bringing them into his life, and expecting that he could protect them once he had done that. Marius is also a creative and philosophical immortal who brings more to the world than what he takes.”
So I ask you all, do you feel this is accurate? Is this how you see me? If not, tell me what it is you think is incorrect. Let me see myself through your vision and your words.