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Cry To Heaven
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  • Published: 3 January 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099471387
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $19.99

Cry To Heaven


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'This is a novel dazzling in its darkness, and there are times when Anne Rice seems like nothing less than a magician. It is a pure and uncanny talent' - New York Times Book Review

In eighteenth-century Italy the Castrati recreated heaven on earth. Their exquisite voices soared above the glittering world of courtiers and nobility. Those who achieved fame were showered with riches and sexual favours, but their success also hid a terrible sadness.
Tonio, of noble birth, is the victim of a vengeful brother. Disinherited and forced to join the ranks of the Castrati, he plans his revenge while striving to become the greatest of all singers. Guido, sacrificed to the knife at an early age, composes opera and dreams of the perfect voice to give it life. He discovers Tonio and becomes his teacher. As together they reach the very pinnacle of success, Tonio is pushed to the extremes of endurance as he tries to resolve his lust for glory, and for vengeance…

  • Pub date: 3 January 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099471387
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Anne Rice

Anne Rice is the author of more than thirty internationally bestselling books including the Mayfair Witches sequence, Songs of the Seraphim and the Wolf Gift Chronicles. The phenomenon that became the Vampire Chronicles began with Interview with the Vampire in 1976, later made into a film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and culminated with Blood Canticle in 2003. Prince Lestat, published in 2014, and Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, published in 2016, were the first new Vampire Chronicle novels for over a decade. Anne Rice lives in California.

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Praise for Cry To Heaven

“Bewitching writing”

Sunday Correspondent

“Bold and erotic, laced with sexual tension and music, a spellbinding story”

New York Times Book Review


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