Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles Series #11)

Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles Series #11)

by Anne Rice
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HenryMiami More than 1 year ago
After 11 years of  Silence from Lestat, Fans worldwide are celebrating the return of the brat Prince. All fans of The Vampire Chronicles begged Anne Rice to bring back their much loved characters. Rice, last wrote about her much popular vampires in Blood Canticle 2003. In this just released novel, Prince Lestat is the narrator of the story. Anne Rice has not lost a beat in all those years of giving her vampires a rest. It is classic Anne Rice. Fantastic story with the prose and story telling that the author is known for. The details are incredible and the reader will think they are in the story witnessing what they read. Most of the main characters are back with the addition of new vampires, Benji, a 12 year old vampire who has a internet radio show and a vampire pianist, Sybelle. The book starts  with an introduction to the powers or gifts the vampires pocess and in my opinion it was a great idea to do so because it makes it easy for anyone who has not read the previous books to understand Rice's vampires and their dark gifts such as, how they are created, their ability to read minds, and all the pwers they posses. The book starts with a chapter called The Voice, a voice Lestat has been hearing for years trying to awaken him and telling him, come to me. The Vampire community is in crisis and Lestat is being called because of his wisdom and because he is much much needed  for guidance and help. All of the vampires are in crisis with massive destruction and crisis ongoing through out the world. The older vampires are destroying all the fledgelings or young vampires, reminding the reader of the things happening at the end of Rice's very popular novel The Queen of the Damned. All the elders of the vampire tribe want Lestat to lead them in stopping all the killings and destruction of their kind, but as usual Lestat is not easy to convince. Through out the book you will see the older vampires telling their stories reminding you of things in the other books of the Vampire Chronicles refreshing the old readers mind or introducing new readers to important things that have happened in previous books. There is a lot of action in this novel, Its Classic Anne Rice, and both the readers that have been with her since the begining and new readers reading her book because of the new popularity in the new vampires now days in other books and TV series will without a doubt become new fans of the Vampire chronicles. Anne Rice, has a writting style and fantastic imagination like no other Author of the vampire Genre. Once you start reading Prince Lestat it will sink its fangs into you and wont let go. I tried to write this review with as little information about the story as not to spoil it for anyone. If you are an old fan of Anne Rice's work you will love this book and wont regret it. If youve never read any of the Vampire Chronicles books and are new to Rice's work do yourselves a favor and get this book you will be hooked and I guarantee you will be reading more of this fantastic authors work. Congratulations to Anne Rice ahead of time on another best seller.  v--v        
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 just...mediocre. 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! Where is Lestat's essential being? Where is his incredible humor? Where are the great descriptive passages that transport the reader into the time/place/mind of the speaker?" Not one interesting or beautiful new character--they are all just same old, same old.  I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed in a novel. Lest readers of this review think I don't know my Anne Rice books, I've read every single thing she wrote up until the Angels/Wolves. I am a devotee of the Mayfair Witches, all her historical fiction, and Lestat has always been my number-one favorite male fictional character of modern literature. I've recommended her novels to hundreds of people and have even used passages from Cry to Heaven and Feast of All Saints when I taught history.  The woman was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love nothing more than a long journey with a great book series. For me, my love for such things was born from reading The Vampire Chronicles. When I first saw the announcement of the release date for this book I almost cried. How I missed my first immortal loves and my most beloved author. Thank you Anne. Thank you. I am enchanted yet again with your creation. I am in love. This book has left me fulfilled, happy, and hopeful for more. I pre ordered this book over the summer and the night before the release date felt to me like Christmas Eve. I was almost nervous, afraid that after all these years the book wouldn't be as enchanting as the first were. (Oh how could I ever doubt her?) My fears were quickly quashed. From start to finish I was engulfed. This book doesn't let you down. Anne Rice doesn't let you down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one is with out a doubt one to add to your collection. The prose and story telling is masterful. Where one could get lost and actually believe that vampires are real. Anne Rice is a brilliant and masterful voice, adding a seductive allure to her vampires as only she could. Viserial, beautiful, piosed, proud, arrogent, gentle, loving as only the children of darkness, stars and moon could be. Well done, a musy read.
TarzanSuplex More than 1 year ago
Thank you Anne Rice for bringing back the voice of Lestat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am about two thirds of the way through this book and I just have to put it aside.  The older Vampire Chronicles novels were page-turners but this is a plodding, excruciating journey through the VC world.  For the life of me I cannot see where this story is going. Like everyone else, I haven't visited with these characters in a decade.  Maybe I aged out of this series.  Did True Blood and the Southern Vampires ruin Lestat & Co for me?  This book is just too plodding and biblical to read for enjoyment.  I feel like I'm reading a textbook and almost need to take notes or get out my virtual hi-liter.   I really wanted to like this book.  Perhaps the next Vampire Chronicles book will be better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first review I've ever given but felt this book deserved it. All hail the Queen. Essentially this book was a literal slap to all the recent influx of vampire novels. She reminded everyone why she is the Queen of Vampires. Don't take this wrong, I have immensely enjoyed these other vampire novels but Anne Rice just had to send out a friendly reminder of why she ruled this genre for so long. Oh, to sit back and fall in love all over again with our Brat Prince as he and my beloved Louis mature into full fledged adults. One can only hope that she still has more in her as she left still so much on the table. This was merely an appetizer and I'm more than ready for the main course.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!! Very interesting and full of surprising moments which engaged me so much I couldnt stop reading. The incredible amount of research done for each historical era in these novels is just short of incredible. I cant wait for the next installment in the series. Looking forward to reading it a few more times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah i enjojed this book but only because I paid 1.99 for it , I really feel she has done the vampire thing to death...excuse the pun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely disappointing. HUGE FAN of Ms. Rice's vamps, love every single one of them. This one was written for middle school readers. It lacked character depth, conversations were banal, simplified and, again, boring. Lestat repeated himself over and over to the point of annoying. I would be hard-pressed to order the next one. I was so excited, even pre-ordered. Ms. Rice owes me a refund or better yet, A BETTER BOOK. If I did not know better, a ghost writer was involved. Where is the writer who wrote the original series?
angelnoel1 More than 1 year ago
As a long time fan of Anne Rice, I had such high hopes for this book but was greatly disappointed with "Prince Lestat". Lestat is but one of dozens of characters in this book, not a main character as the title would suggest. Most of the story is told through other vampires. In addition, this book doesn't acknowledge the last few books of the Vampire Chronicles. It's as if they never happened. Moreover, the writing seemed off, not as fleshed out and full of the usual Anne Rice details. It's almost as if she had snippets of ideas, characters, and plots for books to add to either The Vampire Chronicles or The Tales of the New Vampires series but then decided to try to make them into one book with a barely cohesive plot. If you were disappointed with the "Angel" Series (which I liked) or the "Wolves" series (which I did't like), you will be sadly disappointed with "Prince Lestat".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many old and new charectors to keep up with. Too much backstory, almost boring. I am making myself finish it. Love all the series, but this one is a huge disappointment.
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DustinS More than 1 year ago
It took me a longer time to finish this book than I would have liked but let me tell you, I felt that every page was GOLD. The story seemed so modern, so new, and creative and I found myself several times laughing, crying, or screaming and applauding due to the events and people in 'Prince Lestat'. I was worried that this book could become repetitive but I was pleasantly surprised. The book did repeat and review some of the events in other books but it was done in a manner that kept in mind a lot of readers had already read the previously volumes but someone could read this book as an introduction to Ms. Rice and understand what was going on(and intrigue them to continue reading). I am in LOVE with this book and find myself in love with the vampires all over again. Ms. Rice has another classic on her hands with this one and cannot wait to see what more she has in store. 
P6 More than 1 year ago
I was so looking forward to this book. It was unreadable and I am a big fan of Anne Rice and Lestat. I think she should retire this series. The best is all behind.
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Lestat is back, having this book since release and re-reading it before I get into Atlantis, I am liking it more than before, it was so different in tone to the other ones in the series and my mind kept trying to fit in the events of the three books where she brought in the Mayfairs (amazing series check them out) to no avail, I was looking for some small clue but it was clear those three never happened. In this book Lestat among others are heading a voice telling them to go kill the younger ones. We also learn more about the Talamasca's beginnings. We also found out what happen to Pandora's one and only "Child" and much more. However there's a misconception about this book that it follows the events of "Queen" no it does not, it's not a sequel to that book, if anything it's a follow-up to "Blood And Gold" it even states it. If this was meant to be a rewrite of the series then any of the characters and events after Queen wild never have happened nor be in this book yet Lestat "himself" brings up events of "Tale", "Memnoch" and David is here in his form after "Tale"and even brings up the fact that he seeked out the other vampires for them to write out the stories of their lives
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This book is absolutly reviting. Its a tale in which it talks about what Lestat has been up to. Even explaining what happened in between the stories. The ending was aboslutly awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice does it again!
Durindil More than 1 year ago
A True and Triumphant return to the Chronicles of old that we have missed so much over the last several years. Lestat may have taken on a new role in the Savage Garden, but he is and shall forever be the "Brat Prince" of our hearts. I am also proud of Louis who finally seems to be shedding his melancholy shell and accepting the world into which he was born in 1791. Kudos to Ms. Rice and a plea for more wonderful things to come in the next installment.
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