The Queen of the Damned (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 3)
The Queen of the Damned - Vampire Chronicles, Bk 3 Author:Anne Rice The third book in The Vampire Chronicles, Queen of the Damned, follows three parallel storylines. — The rock star Vampire Lestat prepares for a concert in San Francisco, unaware that hundreds of vampires will be among the fans that night and that they are committed to destroying him for risking exposing them all. — The sleep of a group of men and ... more »women, vampires and mortals, around the world is disturbed by a mysterious dream of red-haired twins who suffer an unspeakable tragedy. The dreamers, as if pulled, move toward each other, the nightmare becoming clearer the closer they get. Some die on the way, some live to face they terrifying fate their pilgrimage is building to.
Lestat's journey to a cavern deep beneath a Greek Island on his quest for the origins of the vampire race awakened Akasha, Queen of the Damed and mother of all vampires, from her 6,000 year sleep. Awake and angry, Akasha plans to save mankind from itself by elevating herself and her chosen son/lover to the level of the gods.
As these three threads wind seamlessly together, the origins and culture of vampires are revealed, as is the length and breadth of their effect on the mortal world. The threads are brought together in the twentieth century when the fate of the living and the living dead is rewritten.« less
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.