Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles

70%

8 Critic Reviews

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis will undoubtedly win Rice new fans and welcome back old ones.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

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.
 

About Anne Rice

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
 
Published November 29, 2016 by Anchor. 481 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
All: 8 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on Oct 19 2016

Rice’s latest excursion into otherly realms may leave some readers feeling overstuffed—but others, to be sure, will be hungry for more.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 15 2017

She sets up a nail-biting dilemma involving the continued existence of vampires, and the second half of the book roars satisfyingly past.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Toni V. Sweeney on Mar 24 2017

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis will undoubtedly win Rice new fans and welcome back old ones.

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Star Tribune

Good
Reviewed by Ginny Greene on Feb 10 2017

This volume delves into philosophical and spiritual quandaries as the creatures struggle for context and understanding. Throw in the new layers of Atlantis folklore and the mysterious new immortals and you’ve got one of Rice’s most imaginative tales yet.

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20Something Reads

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Reviewed by Rebecca Munro on Dec 02 2016

Even if you were initially thrown off guard by the title of the book, Rice’s ability to ease into her beautiful world with the same seamless transitions readers have come to know and love will assure you that Lestat has never fully left the building --- and neither has Rice’s immense talent.

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Starburst Magazine

Below average
Reviewed by Ed Fortune on Jan 12 2017

We know that Lestat is a honourable bastard who is both despicable and entertaining. We’ve seen these tricks before and it does nothing to enhance the book. After twelve books, Rice has done something new with the vampire genre. She’s made them boring.

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Beauty and Lace

Above average
Reviewed by Michelle on Jan 24 2017

I’m not sure if there are plans to continue the series but the book was certainly left open for more adventures of Lestat. A book I enjoyed, though it took longer to get through than I thought it would, but still a book I’m not sure how highly I want to rate.

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Reviewed by Sarah McDaniel Dyer on Nov 29 2016

After 12 books, Anne Rice has managed to bring something truly unique to the world of the Vampire Chronicles. Longtime readers might find some of the backstory repetitive, but the mystery creatures that Lestat encounters will have them hooked.

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