After 6,000 years of horrifying stillness, Akash, mother of all vampires and Queen of the Damned, has risen from her sleep to let loose the powers of the night. But her monstrous plan for ruling the worlds of the living and the undead must be stopped before she destroys mankind, and it falls to the evil vampire Lestat to fight her all-encompassing ...
After 6,000 years of horrifying stillness, Akash, mother of all vampires and Queen of the Damned, has risen from her sleep to let loose the powers of the night. But her monstrous plan for ruling the worlds of the living and the undead must be stopped before she destroys mankind, and it falls to the evil vampire Lestat to fight her all-encompassing evil - for it is he who challenged her power by waking her from sleep.
Boy, she really goes on and on in this one. Some parts felt a little like torture. Still, when it worked, it really worked.
Oct 31, 2008
More like Queen of the mosh pit
This book officially killed my interest in Anne Rice's vampire chronicles. Lestat as a rock star? Ha! Too far fetched even for me. Lestat who goes underground for many years is awakened by the local garage band because he digs their music? Um... sure. When he wants to jam with them he discovers they have been reading Louis' tell all about their years together. Okay? Then Lestat is all like "Hey this book is about me, I'm Lestat." And the kids in the band are all like "Oh that is soooo killer dude, be our singer and write the lyrics for all our songs!" Ha ha ha. Meanwhile the Queen of all vampires is getting pretty angry because Lestat is revealing all about them through his lyrics. And fellow vampires the world over are going up into big balls of flames. Alrighty? Now its up to Lestat and some chick with powers of the supernatural kind to stop the Queen. This is some silly stuff, was it meant to be taken seriously? Or was this social comment on people becoming to wrapped up in their own fame?
Aug 29, 2007
A vampires' history
This book was so compelling that I lost sleep . I just couldn't put it down. You'll find yourself immersed into a supernatural world where Vampires become the good guys to conquer evil and save human kind. The movie barely did justice to Rices' imagination and to the story of the birth of vampires. You feel yourself being transported to a world of glamour laced with bloodlust and bleeding hearts.This is a book that should become a part of your collection to read over and over again.Enjoy your trip into Anne Rice's mind.
May 9, 2007
If you liked the movie you have to read this book because of the history is revealed of where and how the vampires came to exist. When you read this you will jump into the world of Anne Rice. The twins are explained in this book, where as in the movie they didn?t even exist it was just Maharet. The quest for Lestat to be the brat prince is realized when he becomes a famous rock star and has a huge concert in the desert. You must read this it was a very entertaining book.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-08-12 The cult audience for Rice's two previous vampire novels, Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat , will undoubtedly broaden with this third book, which features the same characters and a more complex plot. As before, Rice tells her story in fine melodramatic style, overwriting with zest and exuberance: the text pulses with menace, mystery and violence, and with sensuality verging on erotica. Here Lestat and all other vampires pay the price for his obsessive need for fame, his reckless honesty in describing the ``blood drinkers'' among us, and his frenzied rock concert in San Francisco. Lestat's kiss has awakened Queen Akasha from her 6000 year sleep. She immediately begins a wholesale slaughter of most of the world's vampires, sparing only a small remnant (including Lestat) who she expects will join her in a crazed crusade against male mortals. Meanwhile, vampires and psychic humans around the globe are having the same terrifying dream in which twin red-haired women weep over the body of another woman, whose eyes and brains are on a plate nearby. As Rice gradually reveals the significance of the dream, she also focuses on Jesse, who works for the Telamasca, a secret society that collects data on those with paranormal powers. Though she ingeniously pulls together the various plot strands, Rice then almost loses the reader in philosophic overkill. She regains her verve in the final chapter, however, promising yet another mesmerizing installment of the Vampire Chronicles. 150,000 first printing: Literary Guild main selection. (October)
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