By Anne Rice

Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s mesmerizing novel is a creature of the darkest and richest mind's eye. as soon as an aristocrat within the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock megastar within the demonic, shimmering Nineteen Eighties, he rushes during the centuries looking for others like him, looking solutions to the secret of his everlasting, terrifying exsitence. His is a enthralling story—passionate, advanced, and thrilling.

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“Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live to tell the tale in the course of the a long time of literature. . . . To learn her is to develop into giddy as though spinning throughout the brain of time, to turn into lightheaded as though our blood is slowly being tired away.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Fiercely bold, not anything under a whole unnatural background of vampires.”—The Village Voice
“Brilliant . . . its undead characters are totally alive.”—The ny instances ebook Review
“Luxuriantly created and richly told.”—The Cleveland undeniable Dealer

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He got here a little bit closer to me, the torchlight glimmering in his eyes. “Before their household they seemed to die,” he stated, “and with just a small infusion of our blood did they suffer the phobia of the coffin as they waited for us to return. Then and purely then used to be the darkish present given, and so they have been sealed back within the grave after, till their thirst may still supply them the energy to wreck the slim field and upward thrust. ” His voice grew a bit louder, extra resonant. “It was once loss of life they knew in these darkish chambers,” he acknowledged. “It was once loss of life and the facility of evil they understood as they rose, breaking open the coffin, and the iron doorways that held them in. And pity the susceptible, those that couldn’t escape. these whose wails introduced mortals the day after—for none may resolution via evening. We gave no mercy to them. “But those that rose, ah, these have been the vampires who walked the earth, demonstrated, purified, young children of Darkness, born of a fledgling’s blood, by no means, the entire energy of an old grasp, in order that time could deliver the knowledge to exploit the darkish presents earlier than they grew really robust. And on those have been imposed the principles of Darkness. To reside one of the lifeless, for we're useless issues, returning regularly to one’s personal grave or one just about love it. To shun the locations of sunshine, luring sufferers clear of the corporate of others to endure dying in unholy and haunted locations. And to honor without end the facility of God, the crucifix concerning the neck, the Sacraments. and not by no means to go into the home of God; lest he strike you powerless, casting you into hell, finishing your reign on the earth in blazing torment. ” He paused. He checked out the previous queen for the 1st time, and it appeared, notwithstanding i couldn't actually inform, that her face maddened him. “You scorn those things,” he stated to her. “Magnus scorned these items! ” He began to tremble. “It was once the character of his insanity, because it is the character of yours, yet I inform you you don't comprehend those mysteries! You shatter them like loads glass, yet you haven't any energy, no strength retailer lack of information. You holiday and that's all. ” He became away, hesitating as though he wouldn't move on, and searching approximately on the monstrous crypt. I heard the outdated vampire queen very softly making a song. She was once chanting anything below her breath, and he or she started to rock from side to side, her head to at least one aspect, her eyes dreamy. once more, she seemed appealing. “It is done for my children,” the chief whispered. “It is completed and performed, for they comprehend now they could fail to remember it all. The issues that sure us jointly, gave us the power to suffer as damned issues! The mysteries that secure us right here. ” back he checked out me. “And you inquire from me for motives as though it have been inexplicable! ” he stated. “You, for whom the operating of the darkish Trick is an act of shameless greed. You gave it to the very womb that bore you! Why to not this one, the devil’s fiddler, whom you worship from afar each evening? ” “Have I now not informed you? ” sang the vampire queen. “Haven’t we constantly identified? there's not anything to worry within the signal of the move, nor the Holy Water, nor the Sacrament itself .

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