Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice's enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying exsitence. His is a mesmerizing story--passionate, complex, and thrilling.
The Vampire Chronicles continue in "Prince Lestat." Look for a special preview in the back of the book.
Praise for "The Vampire Lestat"
"Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.""--San Francisco Chronicle"
"Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.""--The Village Voice"
"Brilliant . . . its undead characters are utterly alive.""--The New York Times Book Review"
"Luxuriantly created and richly told.""--The Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"From the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English and creative writing from San Francisco State University, as well as a bachelor s degree in political science. She is the author of over thirty books, including tales of the Mayfair Witches. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become part of one of the best-selling series of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as the Vampire Chronicles, which have had both great mainstream and cult followings. She lives in Palm Desert, California.
“FRIGHTENING, SENSUAL . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“FIERCELY AMBITIOUS, NOTHING LESS THAN A COMPLETE UNNATURAL HISTORY OF VAMPIRES.”
—The Village Voice
“BRILLIANT . . . ITS UNDEAD CHARACTERS ARE UTTERLY ALIVE.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“LUXURIANTLY CREATED AND RICHLY TOLD.”
—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
From the Paperback edition.