Anne Rice – Prince Lestat [11]

princelestatukI remember the excitement when we heard Anne was writing another book on Vampire Chronicles. And what an odd feeling it was to pick up “Prince Lestat” by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles 11; ISBN 0307962520; 458p.; Goodreads), knowing it’s as good as a miracle for this book to exist. And how upset I was that Quinn Blackwood, the guy Lestat spent previous two books, was as good as nonexistant. Nobody remembered him, nobody spoke of him. The most obscure vampires got their scene time instead. Pardon me if I’m already bored of half the fellas around. Just, dammit.

A voice with no body, physical or aetherial, is whispering to all the vampires it can reach, seducing them into committing the Second Burning (first one was when Akasha walked into the sun after being abused by her priests, she didn’t die, but due to the link vampires share – anyone below her were dying out, starting with the weakest and the youngest). And as a wave of fires rolls across the world, burning those unworthy, young and old, vampires who never deserved the Gift, no one feels safe anymore. It seemed natural, that in this moment of terror, they all turned to Lestat. After all, he switched bodies, wrote chronicles, drank from Akasha and gods themselves, escaped the devil, and did hell knows what else.

The voice, the source, the idea behind this is brilliant. I’m torn about the political situation here thou, for at times it felt like watching that Simpsons episode on new Star Wars episodes, where 2 hrs in they were still talking import/export and economics. The book ends up being made half of good hooking action, and half of monologues, and discussions on how vampires will from here on make their laws. In a sense I like it, because I grew up on Vampire the Masquerade, where rules and laws mean your survival. In a sense it was just a bit funny: you guys took THIS long to realize you need some kind of order? I’ll give this book 4.5 out of 5, a worthy read, even if I did get mighty annoyed by the lack of Quinn…

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2 thoughts on “Anne Rice – Prince Lestat [11]

  1. It’s super impressive to me how you basically marathoned chronicles! But do I get a feeling that Anne is killing off her vampires cuz they are unworthy? Is she again in religious phase where vampires are bad creatures blah blah? Lol

    • No, she in fact used this to free them to be even less likely to get killed XD like, she filled in the final holes that could’ve killed her oldies off. But if she killed Quinn in the process, I won’t forgive. I await more books for this. As for religion too, you can sense that she… kinda wants to track back a little on the whole religious thing XD it feels like she regrets putting Jesus himself in the damned books, and would have prefered keeping it obscure so that people like you and me wouldn’t get christianity shoved down their throats if they want to believe chronicles. If all would go well, I’d say these books now improved in plot by a lot. Doesn’t mean they improved on some other bad things that I mentioned to you before tho, so i say – audio book or don’t even bother, really, exhausting if good. (as in: reward of pleasure is a bit too small for the trouble you go through to get it)

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