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The Queen of the Damned Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIn , a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now classic Interview with the Vampire in , a wild and voluptous voice spoke to us, telling the story of The Vampire Lestat In The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice continues her extraordinary Vampire Chronicles in a feat of mesmeric storytelling, a chillingly hypnotic entertainment in which the oldest and most powerful forces of the night are unleashed on an unsuspecting worldThree brilliantly colored narrative threads intertwine as the story unfolds The rock star known as Vampire Lestat, worshipped by millions of spellbound fans, prepares for a concert in San Francisco Among the audience pilgrims in a blind swoon of adoration are hundreds of vampires, creatures who see Lestat as a greedy fiend risking the secret prosperity of all his kind just to be loved and seen by mortals, fiends themselves who hate Lestat s power and who are determined to destroy him The sleep of certain men and women vampires and mortals scattered around the world is haunted by a vivid, mysterious dream of twins with fiery red hair and piercing green eyes who suffer an unspeakable tragedy It is a dream that slowly, tauntingly reveals its meaning to the dreamers as they make their way toward each other some to be destroyed on the journey, some to face an even terrifying fate at journey s end Akasha Queen of the Damned, mother of all vampires, rises after a , year sleep and puts into motion a heinous plan to save mankind from itself and make all myths of the world real by elevating herself and her chosen son lover to the level of the gods I am the fulfillment and I shall from this moment be the cause These narrative threads wind sinuously across a vast, richly detailed tapestry of the violent, sensual world of vampirism, taking us back , years to its beginnings As the stories 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 enptied, 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 From the Hardcover edition

About the Author: Anne Rice

Anne Rice born Howard Allen Frances O Brien is a best selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002 Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult themed fiction i.e., erotica and A.N Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado masochism.

10 thoughts on “The Queen of the Damned

  1. Danielle Sepulveda Danielle Sepulveda says:

    Of all of the vampire chronicles this is by far my favorite If you have seen the movie and were not impressed It s ok because neither was I The movie is nothing like the book in any way The book goes into detail and answers a lot questions Goes into detail of the family tree and tells you how Akasha and Enkil became to be I love every single part of this book and i

  2. D D says:

    This was the book that pretty much killed my desire to read anythingby Rice Only 3 books into the Chronicles and I was already weary of her style As it was, the book was so dull that it took me ages to finish it I despised a great deal of the new characters and their stories, but as usual, I enjoyed the history particularly Egypt where certain stories took place I co

  3. Apatt Apatt says:

    I read a lot of Anne Rice in the 80s, both her Vampire Chronicles and her Mayfair Witches series I always find her very readable and there is always some dark beauty in her prose However, like most series the quality tend to drop off after three or four volumes, the authors either begin to repeat themselves or try something radically different or experimental which doe

  4. Beckie Shotwell Beckie Shotwell says:

    This was the best one of them all It fills in all the holes and makes for a fascinating read The only character who didn t seem to fit in with the story was the Baby character who killed her mother and father The only thing I could figure out was that she gave us Anne Rice s ideas of the afterlife That you just go up into a wonderful loving place with all the people in y

  5. Miquel Reina Miquel Reina says:

    The Queen of the Damned is the third book of the successful Vampire Chronicles saga by the author Anne Rice For me, it s a novel that is impossible to understand without reading Lestat, the vampire In this chapter, Rice immerses you in the bowels of the origin of vampires and the myths and legends of the ancient Egypt Akasha is The Queen of the Damned, an exotic, dangerous

  6. Nicola O. Nicola O. says:

    I kept waiting for it to get interesting but it never did It got stupider and stupider until I thought my brains were leaking out If I were on a desert island with nothing to read but this book, I would scratch out old 80 s pop lyrics with a twig in the sand before trying to read this dreck again.

  7. Nicola Nicola says:

    I like books I like reading them, writing them, sleeping with every word I have ever read staring down at me in a legacy of comforting language I have only ever in my life put down two books without finishing them, and throughout this whole torturous affair I had to continuously remind myself that I don t want that figure to reach three In short, this was slow, painful and poi

  8. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    I didn t enjoy this book quite as much as the first two in the series but it is a thoroughly entrancing read nonetheless Rice has such a way with words, she writes so beautifully and it amazes mewith each book I read by her I enjoyed thehistorical aspect of this one, getting to know the background of the vampires and how they came to be was incredibly interesting My only complai

  9. Cody | CodysBookshelf Cody | CodysBookshelf says:

    The Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice s seminal work keeps getting better While I was lukewarm on Interview With the Vampire though my reading of its sequels has deepened my appreciation of that dark little novel , I quite enjoyed The Vampire Lestat and was blown away by The Queen of the Damned This novel shows Rice getting a firm grip on her vampires she juggles action and exposition

  10. Jess The Bookworm Jess The Bookworm says:

    I am completely in love with this series I love the way that Anne Rice weaves a tale, her writing is so hypnotic This book continues from the events of the Vampire Lestat, which gave an introduction to Akasha, the Queen of the Damned, and her back story in ancient Egypt This book takes the tale further and explains the supernatural origin of vampires as a species The book stepped aw

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