Roused from their earth-bound slumber, ancient ones are in thrall to the Voice: which commands that they burn fledgling vampires in cities from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Kyoto and San Francisco. Immolations, huge massacres, have commenced all over the world.
Who – or what – is the Voice? What does it desire, and why?There is only one vampire, only one blood drinker, truly known to the entire world of the Undead. Will the dazzling hero-wanderer, the dangerous rebel-outlaw Lestat heed the call to unite the Children of Darkness as they face this new twilight?
Anne Rice’s epic, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious new novel brings together all the worlds and beings of the legendary Vampire Chronicles, from present-day New York and Ancient Egypt to fourth-century Carthage and Renaissance Venice; from Louis de Pointe du Lac; Armand the eternally young; Mekare and Maharet; to Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true child of the Millennia. It also introduces many other seductive supernatural creatures, and heralds significant new blood.
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By James on 10-03-15
I truly can't think of a single criticism of this book, or of this performance. I have heard many books read by Simon Vance and he is consistently excellent. His subtle voice characterisations and his pace and tone are, to me, very easy to listen to.
The story continues one of which I've been a fan for a long time so any review by me will be heavily biased. It's hard to believe that these are not tales of people who actually exist. Anne Rice doesn't write 'characters', she writes histories. Profoundly attractive ones.
I enjoyed this immensely and I am sure I'll do so again before long.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Richard on 06-11-14
Great Idea, Badly executed
I love the Vampire chronicles and most of Anne Rice's other books. I was eagerly awaiting this Vampire chronicle but was sorely disappointed. The idea for the story is good but the rambling incoherent path she takes to get to the half decent ending, is very dull and over written. Simon Vance's narration was difficult to understand at times and the accents he used for the characters were just bizarre. What a sad ending to the Great Vampire Chronicles.
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