The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3) by Anne Rice

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Read The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3) Online Free - In 1976, a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire . . . in 1985, a wild and voluptous voice spoke to us, telling the story of The Vampire Lestat.  In The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice continues her extraordinary "Vampire Chronicles" in a feat of mesmeric storytelling, a chillingly hypnotic entertainment in which the oldest and most powerful forces of the night are unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

Three brilliantly colored narrative threads intertwine as the story unfolds:

- The rock star known as Vampire Lestat, worshipped by millions of spellbound fans, prepares for a concert in San Francisco.  Among the audience--pilgrims in a blind swoon of adoration--are hundreds of vampires, creatures who see Lestat as a "greedy fiend risking the secret prosperity of all his kind just to be loved and seen by mortals," fiends themselves who hate Lestat's power and who are determined to destroy him . . .

- The sleep of certain men and women--vampires and mortals scattered around the world--is haunted by a vivid, mysterious dream: of twins with fiery red hair and piercing green eyes who suffer an unspeakable tragedy.  It is a dream that slowly, tauntingly reveals its meaning to the dreamers as they make their way toward each other--some to be destroyed on the journey, some to face an even more terrifying fate at journey's end . . .

- Akasha--Queen of the Damned, mother of all vampires, rises after a 6,000 year sleep and puts into motion a heinous plan to "save" mankind from itself and make "all myths of the world real" by elevating herself and her chosen son/lover to the level of the gods: "I am the fulfillment and I shall from this moment be the cause" . . .

These narrative threads wind sinuously across a vast, richly detailed tapestry of the violent, sensual world of vampirism, taking us back 6,000 years to its beginnings.  As the stories of the "first brood" of blood drinkers are revealed, we are swept across the ages, from Egypt to South America to the Himalayas to all the shrouded corners of the globe where vampires have left their mark. Vampires are created--mortals succumbing to the sensation of "being enptied, of being devoured, of being nothing." Vampires are destroyed.  Dark rituals are performed--the rituals of ancient creatures prowling the modern world.  And, finally, we are brought to a moment in the twentieth century when, in an astonishing climax, the fate of the living dead--and perhaps of the living, all the living--will be decided.


From the Hardcover edition.



Title : The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3)
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ISBN : 0345419626
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 448 pages


Reviews


Danielle rated it ★★★★★

December 07, 2008

Of all of the vampire chronicles this is by far my favorite. If you have seen the movie and were not impressed. It's ok because neither was I. The movie is nothing like the book in any way. The book goes into detail and answers a lot questions. Goes into detail of the family tree and tells you ho...


Apatt rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

I read a lot of Anne Rice in the 80s, both her Vampire Chronicles and her Mayfair Witches series. I always find her very readable and there is always some dark beauty in her prose. However, like most series the quality tend to drop off after three or four volumes, the authors either begin to repe...


D rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 08, 2016

This was the book that pretty much killed my desire to read anything more by Rice. Only 3 books into the Chronicles and I was already weary of her style. As it was, the book was so dull that it took me ages to finish it. I despised a great deal of the new characters and their stories, but as usua...


Miquel rated it ★★★★☆

September 12, 2016

The Queen of the Damned is the third book of the successful "Vampire Chronicles" saga by the author Anne Rice. For me, it's a novel that is impossible to understand without reading "Lestat, the vampire". In this chapter, Rice immerses you in the bowels of the origin of vampires and the myths and...


Beckie rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2008

This was the best one of them all. It fills in all the holes and makes for a fascinating read. The only character who didn't seem to fit in with the story was the Baby character who killed her mother and father. The only thing I could figure out was that she gave us Anne Rice's ideas of the after...


Antonio rated it ★★★☆☆

June 14, 2017

La reina de los condenados ha despertado finalmente, Akasha la madre de todos los vampiros ha dejado su letargo y tiene una misión en mente, acomodar todo el caótico mundo en el que vivimos, pero como los humanos que han tenido esa idea, y que padecen de un terrible exceso de soberbia, ella tiene...


Nicola rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 13, 2007

I kept waiting for it to get interesting but it never did. It got stupider and stupider until I thought my brains were leaking out. If I were on a desert island with nothing to read but this book, I would scratch out old 80's pop lyrics with a twig in the sand before trying to read this dreck aga...


Nicola rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 19, 2014

I like books. I like reading them, writing them, sleeping with every word I have ever read staring down at me in a legacy of comforting language. I have only ever in my life put down two books without finishing them, and throughout this whole torturous affair I had to continuously remind myself t...


Matthew rated it ★★★★★

September 09, 2011

I really liked this book and all the interwoven stories and characters. I actually liked Akasha until she kept blabbing on and on about her 'plan' of killing all the men of the world. I can see why they killed her... She should have just went along with them, maybe she would have lived longer. I...


Jess rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

I am completely in love with this series. I love the way that Anne Rice weaves a tale, her writing is so hypnotic. This book continues from the events of the Vampire Lestat, which gave an introduction to Akasha, the Queen of the Damned, and her back story in ancient Egypt. This book takes the tal...





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