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The Vampire Lestat


Anne Rice


a book review by Qpidboy


Interview With The Vampire introduced us intimately to Louis. Now it's time to get to know Lestat a little. The Vampire Lestat does just that! It's a great novel that brings us into the life of Lestat. We start out in 1984, as Lestat is forming a rock band, wanting to become a great rock star. Then we get to journey back 200 years to the life of Lestat as a mortal, to learn of his passions, fears, and hopes. We also get to experience Lestat being "turned". Not only do we get the rich life of Lestat himself, full of triumphs, and lots of tragedy, but we get to learn a great deal about the history of Vampires in general. 

This is such a great novel. If you liked Interview With The Vampire, then you'll absolutely love this one. The history lessons in this novel are so fascinating and invigorating! We learn the story of Marius, who has lived over 2,000 years, and of the Queen and King, Akasha and Enkil, the first two Vampires, who are over 6,000 years old! I couldn't put this book down once I started it. A word of warning, though. Don't start this novel unless you have the third novel in the series, Queen of the Damned, at hand. Lestat ends with a cliffhanger that puts modern soap operas to shame!