The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
(Vampire Chronicles)

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In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and destroy the vampire Lestat—in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.

The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat. Look for a special preview in the back of the book.

Praise for The Queen of the Damned

“Mesmerizing . . . a wonderful web of dark-side mythology.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“With The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.”—Los Angeles Times
“Imaginative . . . intelligently written . . . This is popular fiction of the highest order.”—USA Today
“A tour de force.”—The Boston Globe 

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About Anne Rice

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Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.From the Paperback edition.
Published November 17, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 481 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Gay & Lesbian, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The sensual atmospheres and wonderfully human monsters that made Interview With a Vampire and The Vampire Lestat so delightful can be found here, but only briefly: the third book in Rice's Vampire Chronicles is thin, unconvincing, and a grave disappointment.

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The spell from Vampire Lestat and Interview with the Vampire is easily strong enough to pull the reader through the rough spots—and besides, there's always another installment to look forward to.

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In 1985, however, she published a sequel, The Vampire Lestat, in which she droned on about spirits and magic and vampire pecking orders.

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Although -Interview With the Vampire is one of Anne Rice's most compelling novels and -Queen of the Damned one of her most scattershot, this film adaptation of the latter still manages to be more entertaining by a factor of ten than Neil Jordan's hit version of the earlier book.

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