The Queen of the Damned Author:Anne Rice Anne Rice continues her Extraordinary " Vampire Chronicles" with The Queen of the Damned. It is a feat of mesmeric story-telling, a chillingly hypnotic entertainment in which the oldest and most powerful forces of the night are unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Multiple narratives thread sinuously across a vast, richly detailed tapestry of the... more » violent,sensual world of vampirism, taking us back 6,000 years in its beginnings. As the story of the "first brood" of blood drinkers are revealed, we are swept across the ages from Egypt to South America to the Himalayas to all the shrouded corners of the globe where vampires have left their mark. Vampires are created- mortals succumbing to the sensation of "being emptied, of being devoured, of being nothing". Vampires are destroyed. Dark rituals are performed- the rituals of ancient creatures prowling the modern world. And, finally, we are brought to a moment in the twentieth century when, in an astonishing climax, the fate of the living dead- and perhaps of the living, all the living- will be decided.
In this most elaborate and enthralling of Anne Rice's
vampire novels, she transports us more deeply than ever before into the complex, erotic, electrifying vampire world she has so masterfully created.« less