Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (April 16th)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Prince Lestat
By: Anne Rice
Publication date: October 28, 2014

The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis…vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned…Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.

As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why…
And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw-the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…
I used to be a huge Anne Rice reader and devoured all of the Vampire Chronicles, The Mummy, and Mayfair Witch books.  After that, however, I felt that the Anne Rice magic that I had grown to love started to change.  I wasn't as enthralled in the stories anymore. I am really hoping that her return to Lestat will rekindle my love of her books.  I am very excited for its release.  
What are you waiting for?  :)


  1. I also can't wait for this novel. I've only read Interview with a Vampire, but Lestat is an amazing character. I can't wait to read about him again! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by -- I'm returning the follow. :)

  2. Have heard so much about Anne Rice's vampire novels, I may give this one a try. Hope you like it.

  3. OOh nice! Never did read these, but isn't it awesome when a series comes back?! I look forward to some of L.J. Smith's books that will return sometime in the hopefully near future!

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