Prince Lestat

Prince Lestat The vampire world is in crisis their kind have been proliferating out of control and thanks to technologies undreamed of in previous centuries they can communicate as never before Roused from their

  • Title: Prince Lestat
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The vampire world is in crisis their kind have been proliferating out of control and, thanks to technologies undreamed of in previous centuries, they can communicate as never before Roused from their earth bound slumber, ancient ones are in thrall to the Voice which commands that they burn fledgling vampires in cities from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Kyoto and San FrThe vampire world is in crisis their kind have been proliferating out of control and, thanks to technologies undreamed of in previous centuries, they can communicate as never before Roused from their earth bound slumber, ancient ones are in thrall to the Voice which commands that they burn fledgling vampires in cities from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Kyoto and San Francisco Immolation, huge massacres, have commenced all over the world.Who or what is the Voice What does it desire, and why There is only one vampire, only one blood drinker, truly known to the entire world of the Undead Will the dazzling hero wanderer, the dangerous rebel outlaw Lestat heed the call to unite the Children of Darkness as they face this new twilight Anne Rice s epic, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious new novel brings together all the worlds and beings of the legendary Vampire Chronicles, from present day New York and Ancient Egypt to fourth century Carthage and Renaissance Venice from Louis de Pointe du Lac Armand the eternally young Mekare and Maharet to Pandora and Flavius David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca and Marius, the true child of the Millennia It also introduces many other seductive supernatural creatures, and heralds significant new blood.

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    1. Where I got the book: my local library. ***SPOILER WARNING: THERE WILL BE COPIOUS SPOILERS. DON’T READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BOOK*** Also, longest review ever.Prologue: why I even read the damn thing in the first placeSomewhere around my early thirties, I became a huge Anne Rice fan. I think it started with the Interview with the Vampire movie—my attention having been riveted by Brad Pitt in a long black wig, I then got intrigued by the idea of vampires [...]

    2. ”But wasn’t it what they all wanted? And what a dashing and beautiful figure Lestat was. The James Bond of the Vampires indeed.”Disclosures:1)I haven't read any of the previous entries in this series, so I went into this book without the *warm and fuzzy* feelings that die-hard fans of these books would do. 2) No, this is not my typical go-to genre of choice, but after all the publicity stunts hoopla on the internet, I was curious and the library had a kindle copy available.3) If allowed m [...]

    3. The Vampire Lestat has returned along with the other children of night! I immediately ordered an autographed copy from the New Orleans Garden district the moment I could.To those who waited and those who are just starting their journey!I must say I've never taken as long to read a book I was so deeply in love with as this. I knew that with each word I was that much closer to the end. All that being said, PL is not written in the same format as Anne's previous Vampire Chronicles. This is written [...]

    4. A Voice has started invading the minds of vampires across the world – wheedling, threatening and begging, it is pushing them to do one thing – destroy their fellowsAs the death toll mounts, Benji, vampire fledgling and podcaster, appeals to the elders of the vampire tribe to do something. Anything.So do I. But then I’ve been begging for several books and they still haven’t done anything.This book actually greatly exceeded my expectations. Of course, if you’ve read my previous reviews o [...]

    5. As one who came of age whilst reading Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, I readily embraced Lestat who, in my girlish esteem, appeared a flawed and endearingly romantic fiend maundering as only such a wildly exaggerated aesthete ought be given to do throughout his many mad escapades – and, oh, that unabashed brattiness! It is therefore with regret that I confess my opinion as an adult, which holds that both the series and its prodigious cast have lately fallen to encroaching decadence, what wit [...]

    6. SPOILER ALERT: I haven't looked forward to a book as much as this one in a long, long time, but I had some trepidation. I did not like her Angel Time novels nor her Wolf series (couldn't even get through them all, truth be told). Prince Lestat might as well be titled "Lestat for Dummies," because it is so simplistic and unimaginative and justdiocre. How does such a great author and imaginative mind turn so boring? I literally found myself yelling at this book: "STOP repeating the same things! Wh [...]

    7. (upd: book now finished, for final thoughts scoll down)I'm currently somewhere in the middle, my kindle app says 47%, Lestat's chapter after Everard. And I have to say that I've never been this disappointed in a book.I'm currently struggling to actually make myself finish this thing, having skimmed several immensely oring chapters. This book is not worth your money, seriously. Especially if you're a fan of the chronicles, especially if you adore Lestat such as I do don't do this to yourself. Don [...]

    8. Dear Ms. Rice,Either you gambled all your money away on online casino games or someone whispered in your ear about writing another vampire chronicle book. Either way you have lost your touch. THIS WAS HORRIBLE! Now that you got this crap out of your system, QUIT while your ahead. P.S. I just came across this bullshityou don't want people who hide their identities from reviewing your books. FINE. Be a BITCH! Shit, I don't need your crap ass books. Trust me I read this book, I checked it out at th [...]

    9. Having just finished Prince Lestat, I want now want to go back and reread The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned. When people ask about “favorite books,” “books that influenced your life,” “top 10 books you’d have on a desert island,” etc, The Vampire Lestat tops my list. But while my memory of it remains strongly positive, it’s been some time since I’ve actually read it. After finishing Prince Lestat, I wonder if my tastes have changed, or if Rice’s writing has chang [...]

    10. Before the release of Prince Lestat:Can't wait for this! I probably wouldn't have got into reading at all if it weren't for The Vampire Chronicles. They were the first books I fell in love with, and I devoured the series. If Anne Rice's writing hadn't enthralled me, I wouldn't have gone on to read more great books by other authors and I also wouldn't have ended up where I am today--writing my own books! Thank you, Anne Rice.Love the synopsis. I'm looking forward to the epic, sweeping story it so [...]

    11. When I saw that Rice was writing more in this series my first instinct was excitement, I so loved this series. My copies are so worn, spines cracked, to the point pages are close to falling out, pages yellowed and corners dog eared from being read so many times. My second thought on seeing an addition to this series was, it's been a long time, Rice found God and eschewed all of this, plus I had been dnf'ing her latest books, so I was leery, very leery.After listening to 40% of the book I'm throw [...]

    12. Prince Lestat is a love it or hate it read!!I hated myself for not making this a DNF!!This book droned on and on. It was slow and tedious. Each chapter focused on a different vampire and their personal story. I had to endure these boring tales, one right after the other. Boring tales of a voice talking to them in their minds. This voice was encouraging older vampires to kill off the younger ones.There were so many vampires and stories, that I wondered of I would ever see Lestat again. He eventua [...]

    13. I'm proud to say that I made it to a healthy half way point of 175 pages before giving up. The final nail in this coffin (heh) comes from the realization that:1. Nothing is happening. 2. All the vampires act the same, including speech patterns and overall demeanor, regardless if they are 3,000 or 50 years old. You know what would make an old vampire more believable to me? Really, really obscure knowledge. Quoting Shakespeare doesn't give me confidence that said dude has been around for thousands [...]

    14. Knowing when to stop can a blessing. A concept that seems to elude Anne Rice for many years now. Horrible novel, very poorly written. 80% is wasted on back stories that (to any Vampire Chronicle aficionado) reveal nothing new. The plot matches the writing. The portrayal of Lestat is just as alien as it has been in Blackwood farm and Blood canticle. I suggest to get a free copy off the internet if you want to subject yourself to yet another disappointment ala Rice. Do not waste good money on this [...]

    15. 2.75 (me decidí)No hay spoilers de libros anteriores«El infierno no tendrá dominio sobre nosotros.»Yo no se si a mi me dio amnesia, pero para mí Anne Rice en este libro está narrando diferente. La verdad es que después de Cánticos de Sangre (el extraño libro 10) tenía un poco de miedo de volver a esta saga. Las críticas –con las que coincido– no fueron buenas, así que después de ofenderse con sus lectores, parece que Anne Rice decidió que tenían razón y que hay que obviar esa [...]

    16. I thought I would give the book 5 stars. This book was, after all, a treat. I think all of us had accepted that Blood Canticle was the end of The Vampire Chronicles - the author herself certainly thought so at one point in time. But then the publication of Prince Lestat was announced and we all waited in anticipation for the book that would revive Lestat, and with him, the old cast of characters. But the book was disappointing. After all the hype about the characters coming together again, the a [...]

    17. What a lovely book. It's perhaps not as deep and thoughtful as Interview or Memnoch, but it's solid. Anne Rice has still got it. It's been a while since I last read Queen of the Damned, but I never felt lost at any point in this book. It's like no time had passed and every character was just as familiar as they had been years and years ago when I had first gotten into this series.I like the multiple voices. This book has the same structure as Queen of the Damned, which is nice because not only d [...]

    18. Lestat, the blood-sucking anti-hero who made his first appearance in Interview with the Vampire almost 40 years ago and was played by Tom Cruise in the 1994 blockbuster film, returns in a frighteningly spellbinding mystery-thriller from the iconic author of over thirty novels, including the ground-breaking The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice.Though Prince Lestat is a stand-alone book, it may well be worth re-reading Anne’s earlier books like The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned in orde [...]

    19. Everyone who has read The Vampire Chronicles knows it’s been over ten years since a book in the series was been released. Anne Rice thought she was done with the series and then came up recently with an idea for another book and here we are: Prince Lestat (#11 in the series).Most prolific readers are also probably aware of the controversies involving Rice (petitioning to force reviewers to use their real names and using the internet and her People of the Page to oppose negative reviewers as be [...]

    20. "For this you were born. And you are with us and one of us, and we are the people of the moon and the stars. We are not damned. We never were. Who under the sun had the right to damn any living breathing creature?"After the death of Akasha, the vampire Queen, vampires old and young fled and became scattered across the planet. Leaderless, divided, they are like lost children. Lestat, the brat prince and rebel vampire has been avoiding others of his kind. Until he begins to hear a disembodied voic [...]

    21. If you're picking up this book hoping to meet the old characters you loved, spare yourself the trouble and put it back down. All the vampires I grew to care about as a teenager are only a shadow of themselves. The "crisis" is a slightly tweaked regurgitation of the plot in Queen of the Damned, and resolves somewhat lamely at the end. The switching perspectives between major and minor characters renders the narrative random and choppy. I guess if nothing else, this story serves as ample warning t [...]

    22. This was dreadfully boring to read. Anne Rice loves to over describe the most mundane things. I did not notice it as much in her earlier novels, but in later novels, it is more apparent. This book is not an exception. I don't mind description, but Jesus Christ, can she allow a little wiggle room for my own imagination, please?Prince Lestat features characters that I do not care about and some are given their own narratives. I am not a fan of jumping back and forth between narratives. Also, most [...]

    23. I said several times that I'm a big fan of Anne Rice and all her Vampire Chronicles but to be totally honest, with after her return to the vampires I felt a bit disappointed. I think this novel is very entertaining but for my taste, the genre has too much of "thriller" and too little of "terror" and I've hardly seen any trace of the decadent romanticism of Anne Rice earlier works.Spanish version:En varias ocasiones he dicho que Soy gran fan de Anne Rice y en especial de sus cónicas vampíricas, [...]

    24. Well, where to start. Anne Rice abandoned her Vampire Chronicles about a decade ago after her conversion to the Catholic Faith. She ended her saga with Blood Canticle, a bizarre wrap up of plot threads from her two heathen series, the Vampire Chronicles and the Lives of the Mayfair Witches. Many of her popular vampire characters were set aside or unmentioned while Lestat, her Brat Prince, declared his desire for Sainthood. Blood Canticle ended with Rowen Mayfair begging Lestat to perform the Dar [...]

    25. A SUMMARY OF THIS BOOK:ACTUAL THOUGHTS:-I thought all of the vampires 'sounded' the same, especially the new ones.-LOL, was that a conflict at the end? -(view spoiler)[Vampire babies, are you serious, is this twilight?! I expected better! WHAT THE HELL (hide spoiler)]-I'm sorry but I saw this coming. From like, page one. Of QotD.-Like 90% of this book was just recounting previous vampire chronicles novels. Which is sad. But it's still a Vampire Chronicles book. And I still read it. So three star [...]

    26. 2 1/2 Stars This read has had over a week to marinate and while Rice's writing style has remained eloquent and descriptive, her brand still visible, the story itself was just not enough.Lestat has calmed to the point where he now reminisces and is finding he is quite lonely.I was dismayed when other characters from previous books made their unwelcome appearance and, to my ultimate displeasure, decided to stick around a bit and tell their stories.This story talks a lot about Akasha, the queen, he [...]

    27. Can I just say how much I love sparkly vampires?Because I do! :)Oh, and unicornsunicorns are coolI KNEW IT!!Also:I was trying to make a point with this.*tries to remember*I KNOW:I will read almost anything, but I won't ever, ever read Anne Rice.

    28. FINALLY!!! The master storyteller returns! OMG! When I saw this, I nearly fainted. Anne Rice SINGLE-HANDEDLY changed the scope of vampire fiction. I for one am so sick of the virus-vampire/zombie-vampire stories, I don't know what to do. This has been one of the best days. Saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earlier and then I come home to find this out. Great Day. The ONLY thing that could make it better is if the Rapture was to occur.

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