Anne Rice plans to continue the famous and ever popular Vampire Chronicles Series with a new book, Prince Lestat, set to be released October 28, 2014.
The series started with the first book, Interview With The Vampire, published in 1976, and includes 9 other books published throughout the years ending with, Blood Canticle, published in 2003.
You wouldn't expect a new book in a series after an 11 years absence, let alone a continuation 38 years after the first!
The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis…vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned…Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.
As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West
Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why…
And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw-the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…
|Original Cover, 1976.|
Prince Lestat takes place after Queen if the Damned, so if your looking to refresh your memory, Anne recommends reading The Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the Damned.
You can Pre-Order your copy now:
Oh, and she has been hosting random giveaways on her facebook page in celebration of the upcoming release, so get in on the action and win some awesome prizes.