Book Reviews of The Queen of the Damned (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 3)

The Queen of the Damned (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 3)
The Queen of the Damned - Vampire Chronicles, Bk 3
Author: Anne Rice
ISBN-13: 9780345419620
ISBN-10: 0345419626
Publication Date: 11/29/1997
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 115 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Akasha, the Queen herself, who has risen from a six-thousand year sleep to let loose the powers of the night, dazzles in this mesmeric storytelling. Akasha has a devious plan to "save" mankind and destroy Lestat--in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.
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A wonderful tale of the dark side.
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Third in the series. Plenty of fodder for Rice fans.
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If you like Ann Rice, you'll love Queen of the Damned.
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"In this most elaborate and enthralling of Anne Rice's vampire novels, she transports us more deeply than ever before into the large and complex world of good and evil she has so masterfully created."
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Did you ever wonder where all those mischievous vampires roaming the globe in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles came from? In this, the third book in the series, we find out. That raucous rock-star vampire Lestat interrupts the 6,000-year slumber of the mama of all bloodsuckers, Akasha, Queen of the Damned.
Akasha was once the queen of the Nile (she has a bit in common with the Egyptian goddess Isis), and it's unwise to rile her now that she's had 60 centuries of practice being undead. She is so peeved about male violence that she might just have to kill most of them. And she has her eye on handsome Lestat with other ideas as well.
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My favorite of the Vampire Chronicles
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Anne Rice is one of only a handful of authors who's imagination has no limit. I love how she revisits the same characters throughout her other books. I enjoyed Interview witht the Vampire and the Vampire Lestat just slightly more than the Queen of the Damned, b/c I think the story of the twins was dragged on just a little longer than necessary. But still a wonderful book. I plan to read many more of her titles.
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The third book in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles deals with philosophies of heaven and earth, god and the devil and the true nature of our favorite vampire, Lestat.
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It was a pretty good read.
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Pretty good but not as good as the first two.
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Book III of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles
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The story of Akasha, the queen of the damned,who has risen from six-thousand year sleep to let lose the powers of the night.
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I went through an Anne Rice phase during college, and the Vampire Chronicles were my favorites of hers. I recommend this book for any fantasy/scifi fan or fan of Anne Rice's work. Also, if you're a fan of the movie, the book is MUCH better!
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I love all of Anne Rice's books.
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3rd in the Vampire series
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book three in the vampire chronicles, and my personal favorite!
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A Psycho-Horror thriller covering centuries in lives and conflicts of vampires. features the compelling character development Anne Rice is known for.
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Lestate unleashes Akasha, the Queen of the Damned and all hell breaks loose.
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Book 3 of the Vampire Chronicles.
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One of my favorites in this series. I love the way Anne Rice weaves a story. She made me want to BE Akasha!
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My favorite in this series. When I think back on the vampire chronicles, this is the book that stands above the others. I enjoyed all of the books in the series but this was action packed from start to finish. Loved it!
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We have 'The Twilight Saga', the teenage vampire sensation, and we have the 'Sookie Stackhouse Novels', an addictively fun, genre-breaking, and much-more adult vampire series, but Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' will always be leader of the pack when it comes to the more epic tales of the undead. Starting with the classic 'Interview with the Vampire', Rice then explored the past of her favorite bloodsucker, Lestat, in Book 2. Now, in 'The Queen of the Damned', the 3rd book of the series, Anne Rice takes her readers into totally unprecedented territory, travelling eons in time and unknown miles in geography to tell the tale of the evil Akasha, progenitor of all vampires in history, while also expanding the story of Lestat himself and effectively introducing other supernatural beings into what was before a vampire-only world. This is an amazing novel full of interesting characters, themes, and set-ups, and the unique history of the vampires that Anne Rice has conjured is undeniably engaging, while also being very dark. If you've read the first two books in the series, do not torture yourself any longer...grab this book and be amazed and the universes (yes, plural) that Anne Rice has created for you.
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Book is amazing. She has definitely gotten better over time and this book just proves it. The movie did not do this book justice. For those of you that have seen the movie the book is a total 180 from the movie. The storyline is completely different, in a good way. I supremely enjoyed the book a lot more than the movie.
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A Queen of the Damn unleashes Akasha,the Queen herself, who has risen from a 6000 year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to "save" mankind and destroy Lestat.
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I enjoyed this one much more than the _The Vampire Lestat_. Perhaps because there was a great deal more action, or perhaps because there were more familiar characters.
The different voices throughout the book were very interesting and I must admit that I enjoyed the others more than Lestat.
It would be, however, impossible not reading this back-to-back with _The Vampire Lestat_, as they flow together rather seamlessly. And while I am curious as to what happens next (and I do have the next book) I think I need to take a bit of a break, as the sections that move slowly, absolutely drag on and I don't really have the stamina for that right now.
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Even though the movie of this name is close. Again, the book is better!
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Not a bad story, but I find Rice's writing to be a bit over the top.
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Excellent book. Skip the movie and read this instead!
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Anne Rice is the bomb for Vampire stories. This series is awesome and a must read for the Vampire fan...I know you are out there!
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Good read
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Loved it...
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I loved this book.
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A feat of mesmeric storytelling, a chilling entertainment, THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED unleases Akasha, the Queen herself, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to "save" mankind and destroy Lestat--in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.
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Anne Rice is wonderful. Difficult to describe, but anyone firmilar with her already knows. I really enjoyed this book.
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Queen of the Damned is a very good vampire chronicle series from anne rice. Gripping. Cant stop reading until you are through. A movie also followed this book. Movie was not as good as the movie: Interview with the Vampire, but a must read. 5 stars for anne rice
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Man the movie did not do this book justice. You have to read it to find out all of the great things that went on that the movie doesn't tell you. Seriously so much more to find out!
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If you can manage to get through the first part of this book, it's a very good read, just slower than the rest of the Vampire Chronicles. If you've seen the movie but haven't read the book, you really should read the book, so much was changed/left out of the movie.
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This is book three in the Vampire Chronicles that began with Lestat and Interview With The Vampire. I loved this series of books. The Queen of the Damned is Akasha, the root of all evil. She is a terrifying character. There is a bit of the occult, a bit of mythology and a bit of Egyptian history all combined to make a fascinating, imaginative read. This is a sultry novel with erotica and violence. Not for young readers.
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I had a hard time getting into this book in the begining. Still not sure what I thought about it.
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This is book 3 in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. I loved this book just a little more than I loved The Vampire Lestat. I think I enjoyed this one more because there was far more action, and more vampires were introduced into the story.
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Book III of the Vampire Chronicles. Movie created based on book. Enjoyed book more than the movie. 1 reader only, book in excellent condition. Slightly larger than the average paperpack, in the new softcover format.
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Wow, just when you think you got a handle on all of this, out comes the history of family that makes you glad they are not related to you! LOL Love her writing and this series is one not to be missed if you like an excellent read rich with details and deeply involved stories on the characters. They will stay with you for a long long time.
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This is my absolute favorite of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, and the wear and tear on my copy is true testament to that. Her history of how the vampires came to be and how all the various vampires are intertwined makes for a great read. The different pov's through out the book could have made reading it somewhat difficult, but for me it simply added much more depth to the whole story.
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Well read audio cassettes. Follows third in the vampire saga. Good character devlopment and exciting new elements added.
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I love Ann Rice. I did not care much for this book though.
Not up to her usual writing.
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As usual, the book contained extra characters & info the movie did not...it was a bit dry in spots, but overall a good read.
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I love Anne Rice and her main character, LeStat! Her writing is rich and has excellent character development.
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I love Anne Rice, her lush sensuous writting style makes her the Queen of Vampire writers.
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In a masterful feat of storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to "save" mankind with the vampire Lestat as her lover-in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.
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One of my favorite books by Anne Rice, this one tells how Akasha awakens, with Lestat's help, and wishes to enslave all of mankind, human and vampire...
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Much better than the movie......
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I have read every thing that Anne Rice has ever written and they are the greatest. by the time your done reading them you think maybe it wouldn"t be so bad to be a vampire.
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Third book in Anne Rice's classic vampire series. Engaging as ever.
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Another great installment in the Vampire Chronicles
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Excellent Anne Rice vampire book.
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Queen of the damned is a wonderful book. If it were up to me the series would stop right here. It rambles a bit, but there is also plenty of lestat-ness and vampire-ness. ^.^
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Did you ever wonder where all those mischievous vampires roaming the globe in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles came from? In this, the third book in the series, we find out. That raucous rock-star vampire Lestat interrupts the 6,000-year slumber of the mama of all bloodsuckers, Akasha, Queen of the Damned.
Akasha was once the queen of the Nile (she has a bit in common with the Egyptian goddess Isis), and it's unwise to rile her now that she's had 60 centuries of practice being undead. She is so peeved about male violence that she might just have to kill most of them. And she has her eye on handsome Lestat with other ideas as well.

If you felt that the previous books in the series weren't gory and erotic enough, this one should quench your thirst (though it may cause you to omit organ meats from your diet). It also boasts God's plenty of absorbing lore that enriches the tale that went before, including the back-story of the boy in Interview with the Vampire and the ancient fellowship of the Talamasca, which snoops on paranormal phenomena. Mostly, the book spins the complex yarn of Akasha's eerie, brooding brood and her nemeses, the terrifying sisters Maharet and Mekare. In one sense, Queen of the Damned is the ultimate multigenerational saga. --Tim Appelo
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Gooooood Reading
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Alaska queen of the damned who has risen from a 6000 year sleep
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I enjoy all Anne Rice books. This is no exception. Book 3 of the Vampire Chronicles introduces us to Akasha, the Queen, and she is out to destroy Lestat.
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Lestat's back!
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Book 3 of The Vampire Chronicles
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The third novel in the Chronicles of the Vampires trilogy, The Queen of the Damned takes readers back 6,000 years to the beginnings of vampirism and leads them across the vast, richly detailed tapestry of the violent and sensual world of vampiredom, finally bringing forth the 20th-century fate of the living dead.
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This book has some reading wear, but no tears or water damage.
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3rd book in the series, great reads!!!
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Good listen
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One of my most favs of her vampire books.....tells the story of the beginning and Lestat meets his match.
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This book is in great condition. I enjoyed some of her other work but I thought this book was very poorly written. Not one of my favorites at all.
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Got the book for my daughter she loves Anne Rice, would have loved the original cover.
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Long and compelling, but occasional very graphic violence.
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This book is used and cover shows it's usage(I've read it 4 times) but the contents are still in tact.
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Great book!!!
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Great book!!!
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My son read this for class. He enjoyed it and seemed to finish it quickly
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The ISBN is the same, but the book I have has a different cover. Mine is green.
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The ISBN is the same, but the book I have is a different color. Mine is green.