I love vampires, I love Anne Rice, and I love Anne Rice’s vampires.
Today I become the proud collector of all of the seventeen books that make up The Vampire Chronicles. All thanks goes to Titles, who have bothered to actually have these books.
The Latest and last books added:
In another feat of hypnotic storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles.
Lestat speaks. Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals. For centuries he has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Lestat is alone. And suddenly all his vampire rationale–everything he has come to believe and feel safe with–is called into question. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence.
Ummm sounds so good!
Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches–a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins.
Through peril and escape, tension and release–there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths.
Wow. I can’t wait till I dig in! I already know everything that happens in both books, because they are relatively in the beginning of the seventeen book chronicle, but I honestly can’t wait anyway.
Any suggestions on where I should start? I can’t decide.
Lestat, are you out there?