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From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power
"In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken . . ." --Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.

It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
November 29
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

vonkilo ,

Great conclusion

Great conclusion to vampire saga

Justaskbernice ,

You thought Vampires were"outre"...

Anne Rice takes her series to another level...and not so much in a good way. This is the origin story of the originator of all blood drinkers.
And that could be OK except there are plot holes...neigh...plot crevices in this tale.
It feels like this book was a bridge book-because why else would she have given us a back story that leaves more questions than answers.
If she isn't getting ready to take the story to a new place that fills in the major story gaps then I am just not sure why she wrote this book.
If you are a faithful LeStat fan you will buy this book.
If you aren't don't start with this one.

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