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 asavea mankind and destroy the vampire Lestatain 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 aMesmerizing . . . a wonderful web of dark-side mythology.aaSan Francisco Chronicle aWith 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.aaLos Angeles Times aImaginative . . . intelligently written . . . This is popular fiction of the highest order.aaUSA Today aA tour de force.aaThe Boston Globe From the Trade Paperback edition.room were disappearing in the shadows, yet the twilight burned so clear suddenly that even the forested hills were giving ... But no, Maharet could not have meant that. ... of Maharet in this house in a candle-lighted room, lying on a bed of rose petals, so many white and yellow and pink rose petals, ... The Vampire Lestat waited: there would be a finish if not an answer, not unlike the promise of death itself.
|Title||:||The Queen of the Damned|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2010-11-17|