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Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

Prince Lestat

Part of the The Vampire Chronicles Series
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Anne Rice was writing beautiful, complex and enthralling vampire stories long before the genre of ‘Dark Fantasy’ became so popular. Her books are full of emotion and sensitivity. This latest volume in the Vampire Chronicles is full of old friends like Lois, Armand and Morius, and introduces intriguing new characters, some ancient vampires, some immortal spirits. Partly narrated by Lestat with plenty of chapters from other points of view, it brings the chronicle up to date in modern times as well as answering some of the questions left by history. Returning to a well-loved series is like greeting an old friend, comforting and comfortable. There is so much history and background to understand that I would not recommend starting with it but Anne Rice is kind enough to provide two appendices to assist in recalling the earlier works. I loved this book. It took me to a place I have sorely missed and held me there spellbound while it played out. Long live the Queen of Vampire Fiction!

If you like Anne Rice you might also like to read books by Robin McKinley, Clive Barker and Poppy Z Brite.

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Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

The vampire world is in crisis - their kind have been proliferating out of control and, thanks to technologies undreamed of in previous centuries, they can communicate as never before. Roused from their earth-bound slumber, ancient ones are in thrall to the Voice: which commands that they burn fledgling vampires in cities from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Kyoto and San Francisco. Immolations, huge massacres, have commenced all over the world. Who - or what - is the Voice? What does it desire, and why? There is only one vampire, only one blood drinker, truly known to the entire world of the Undead. Will the dazzling hero-wanderer, the dangerous rebel-outlaw Lestat heed the call to unite the Children of Darkness as they face this new twilight? Anne Rice's epic, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious new novel brings together all the worlds and beings of the legendary Vampire Chronicles, from present-day New York and Ancient Egypt to fourth-century Carthage and Renaissance Venice; from Louis de Pointe du Lac; Armand the eternally young; Mekare and Maharet; to Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true child of the Millennia. It also introduces many other seductive supernatural creatures, and heralds significant new blood.


Rice is a superb storyteller with a fabulously rich imagination, and such ringing authority of tone that you'll believe vampires really exist. -- Kate Saunders The Times Few contemporary American or British novelists have had as much cultural impact over the past four decades as Anne Rice Washington Post Rice is a charismatic and passionate storyteller -- Alexandra Heminsley Indepenent on Sunday Anne is back with a bang Sun Sappy, vegetarian Edward Cullen lacks teeth compared to Rice's dastardly Lestat. Put it this way: Meyer is vampire-lite; Rice serves up no-holds barred in delicious, full-fat glory -- Susan Swarbrick The Herald The Queen of modern vampire fiction Fortean Times Distinctive lyricism... clever, well plotted and engaging Herald Beautiful writing -- Jonathan Wright SFX Anne Rice creates a revolution or sorts in the book that will hopefully lead to new installments of the Vampire Chronicles, the path for this is now wide open and I for one look forward to what comes next -- 5 stars Nerdly (Blog) This is a welcome return to the luxurious, elegant world of these bloodsuckers, and Rice proves she's still more than capable of biting wit and some gruesome horror -- Jonathan Hatfull SciFiNow

About the Author

Anne Rice

Anne Rice was born in New Orleans in 1941, the second daughter in an Irish Catholic family. She is the author of the phenomenally successful Vampire Chronicles, now numbering 10 novels, of which Interview with the Vampire became a cult bestseller and a record-breaking film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. She has written 17 other novels, including the popular Lives of the Mayfair Witches series.

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30th October 2014


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Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage Publishing


480 pages


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