So in the midst of my Vampire Chronicles reread, I had to switch gears and jump into The Vampire Armand for a while. I really enjoy that book. Armand is a complex character. Now, it should be noted that this book was written when Anne Rice was still very devoutly Catholic and religious. Armand is a very complex character who has moved through his 5 centuries of life while experiencing the highs and lows of love, religion, and tragedy. I would argue that Armand is one of the true tragic figures of modern literature.