NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Rice allows [her vampires] to do what they do best: wreak havoc and evoke terror. All while impeccably dressed.” —The Washington Post
The vampire world is in crisis ... Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe, from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to San Francisco. Left with little time to spare, a host of familiar characters including Louis de Pointe du Lac, Armand, and even the vampire Lestat, must embark on a journey to discover who—or what—is driving this mysterious being.
Narrator Vance lends his voice to the exciting audio edition of the 11th book in Rice's Vampire Chronicles series. The Voice, a mysterious power, is compelling older vampires worldwide to annihilate their younger peers. Not since the massacre committed by Akasha, the original Queen of the Damned, have so many vampires been killed in one of Rice's novels. Through the perspective of Lestat we are reintroduced to favorite characters such as the witch twins, David, Jessie, Marius, Armand, and Louis, along with new characters the ancient voice and Akasha's son, Seth,. Vance does a terrific job of creating unique voices for the characters. His rendition of Lestat is spot-on, portraying him with a droll French accent that perfectly captures imperial, hypnotic arrogance of the character. The general pace of the narration is slow and steady. But the story line is nonlinear, and the time frame is not clear at points in the audio edition. A Knopf hardcover.
I love Anne Rice. I am very surprised that she wrote about Lestat again. OOOhhhh, I can’t wait.
Mediocre at best
Was excited that Rice was coming back to Lestat's story. Even though she swore she'd never go there again since she re-found her Catholicism.... That worked well.. Anyway, imo the book wasn't up to her usual storytelling. Wait till the price drops a couple dollars before jumping in..
The Return of Lestat at Last!
I'm crazy about this book. Being a full time college student, it is very difficult to read as much as I'd like; however, upon the release of Prince Lestat, my curiosity took hold. My intention was to read the sample just to see what I thought of it. To my sudden surprise, I realized I had been reading for several hours and the sample simply wasn't enough. I was so deeply involved with the story that I just couldn't put it down.