The Queen of the Damned

The Queen of the Damned Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIn a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now classic Interview with the Vampire in a wild and voluptous vo

Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIn 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 mesmericLibrarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIn 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 terrifying fate at journey s end Akasha Queen of the D

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The Queen of the Damned

  1. Anne Rice born Howard Allen Frances O Brien is a best selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002 Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult themed fiction i.e erotica and A.N Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado masochism.

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  1. 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 how Akasha and Enkil became to be I love every single part of this book and it really was a page turner for me I love everything from the twins, to Armand and Daniel Everything All of these characters are so be [...]

  2. 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 repeat themselves or try something radically different or experimental which does not work As far as The Vampire Chronicles is concerned I think Ms Rice has done a bit of both, and I lost interest after the fi [...]

  3. This was the book that pretty much killed my desire to read anything 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 usual, I enjoyed the history particularly Egypt where certain stories took place I could not stand the inclusion of the whole Talamasca thing and found myself rolling my eyes whenever that mess came into play And L [...]

  4. 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 legends of the ancient Egypt Akasha is The Queen of the Damned, an exotic, dangerous and trapped in a remote time character Rice guides us in a world of strong contrasts where darkness and evil mix in an almos [...]

  5. 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 afterlife That you just go up into a wonderful loving place with all the people in your life even if you were a horrible person The rest was sheer creativeness That a vampire could be so ancient and complete he [...]

  6. La reina de los condenados ha despertado finalmente, Akasha la madre de todos los vampiros ha dejado su letargo y tiene una misi n en mente, acomodar todo el ca tico 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 una soluci n radical, extrema y simple, de qui n es la culpa de que el mundo est tan mal Sera de los jud os Sera de los ricos Ser de los inmigrantes No, ya todo eso se ha dicho, para Akasha es m s simpl [...]

  7. 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 again.

  8. The Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice s seminal work keeps getting better While I was lukewarm on Interview With the Vampire though my reading of its sequels has deepened my appreciation of that dark little novel , I quite enjoyed The Vampire Lestat and was blown away by The Queen of the Damned This novel shows Rice getting a firm grip on her vampires she juggles action and exposition and angst oh, the angst expertly here, never allowing the story s pace to flag Not once was I bored or wanted to skim [...]

  9. 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 that I don t want that figure to reach three In short, this was slow, painful and pointless, of an elongated love affair with Rice s beloved Lestat than any honest attempt to, y now, educate or entertain h [...]

  10. Prior to reading the Queen of the Damned I only knew a handful of things about it I knew that everyone RAVED over the book I knew that Aaliyah had been cast for the movie and died during the filiming of it But mostly, being the metal junky that I am, I knew that the soundtrack was the bee s knees featuring Korn, Static X, Deftones, Disturbed, Lincoln Park and other awesome bands that rocked my world at the time the movie was coming out I actually never watched the movie being the purist that I a [...]

  11. 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 liked Jesse a lot, her character was really interesting The Claudia cameo was awesome, and the diary excerpt was cool Kind of made me want Anne to write a full length Claudia diary This book was a really good ad [...]

  12. 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 tale further and explains the supernatural origin of vampires as a species The book stepped away from Lestat s point of view in the Vampire Lestat, and takes us through the minds of various vampires as they te [...]

  13. 5.0 stars This is the book in which this phenomenal series reached its considerable peak This is on my short list for best vampire novels HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Nominee Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel 1989 Nominee Locus Award for Best Horror Novel 1989

  14. At the end of The Vampire Lestat, Lestat, narrowly escaping an attack at his opening concert in San Francisco, was getting read to sleep during the day when a figure hovers over him This book picks up immediately Lestat narrates what happens in the days that follows To do this, he backs out and we get third person POV from some sideline characters Baby Jinx, a young vampire girl who is on her way to Lestat s concert Khayman, a thousands year old vampire just awakened Daniel, the young interviewe [...]

  15. 3 StarsReview So, my review is once again really long I can t help it I have so many thoughts I m trying to at least divide these up as much as possible so that you all can choose which sections interest you and just read those if you don t want to read the whole thing Things I Disliked Things I Didn t Mind but Others Might Dislike A lot of the writing choices in this series are strange For example, the book started off with Lestat breaking the fourth wall, explaining how he was going to tell us [...]

  16. this book has always been my all time favourite Anne rice out did herself with this one yes while it is a long read it is well worth it

  17. Lestat has rocked the vampire world with his music and his book revelations But his voice has reached far than he imagined it has come to the ears of Akasha, the first vampire, the Queen of the Damned For the first time in millennia, she has woken upAnd she has plans plans for Lestat, plans for the world of vampires and plans for all humanity.It falls for a few ancient vampires to try and stop her as she unleashes carnage to realise her vision of what the world should be.This book is 460 pages [...]

  18. Ordinarily, for a book I enjoyed so much, I would give it five stars The Legend of the Twins was actually my favorite story arc in Queen of the Damned, and the Twins are two of my favorite characters Infact, I d say that this book is my favorite in the entire Vampire Chronicles.But the reason I take away a star is due to the abrupt ending It is clear that Akasha is deluded in her thinking, and that what she believes is good for mankind is not But I wonder after 6000 years of sleep, she would hav [...]

  19. If Ayn Rand had written her capitalist manifesto, Atlas Shrugged, half this well, we d have several second world countries STILL trying to prove that she was a visionary, and that her system could work because never doubt that The Queen of the Damned is a philosophical screed, and the best of its kind.For me, this is still the ultimate vampire novel Anne Rice doesn t just have creepy crawlies in her stories She doesn t just animate corpses She doesn t just give them heartbroken souls and immorta [...]

  20. In this book you go on an adventure with the vampire Lestat, while he is lost in finding the meaning of immortality He wakes from a 200 year sleep to find the world he knew so much develop from what it was He finds a liking to rock music and from it creates the biggest rock band in history in the music he is open about being a vampire, this goes against all codes from being a vampire and angers all others This created a whole new meaning of Lestats life, and opens doors for the amazing history [...]

  21. Much better then Interview With the Vampire This combined with The Vampire Lestat forms the best part of the Vampire Chronicles series and details the core mythos of Anne Rice s vampires In this book unlike the others in this series there are several narrators all with very interesting view points who each tell their own part of the story until the plot lines converge If you intend to read any of Anne Rice s Vampire novels except possibly Interview make sure you read these first and are not tryi [...]

  22. Literally could not put this book down It was my first experience with Anne Rice and I honestly wanted to jump on the bandwagon and read all of her works after this.It s really wonderful because, as it was my first experience with Rice, I was still able to follow it without reading the books that come before it in the series It stands as its own individual piece and I really appreciated not having to hunt the others down before starting on this one my mom bought it for me at a thrift store.For a [...]

  23. After listening to The Vampire Lestat, which I enjoyed well enough, I couldn t very well stop there I needed to know what happened to Lestat after his concert So of course I picked up Queen of the Damned immediately after finishing that one.My god, there were a lot of characters in this novel Thank god for a good narrator of this audiobook the wonderful Simon Vance He helped keep up with all the various characters with an impressive array of voices The story itself was interesting, in that while [...]

  24. Queen of the Damned picks up where The Vampire Lestat leaves off, introduces us to new and interesting vampires, and deals with the question of what happens when the Queen wakes.The Legend of the Twins is entrancing, and Rice unfolds the origin of vampires in a definitive manner More backstory is given on all the major players, but enough is left unsaid to provide fodder for many Vampire Chronicles Also interesting was the introduction of the Talamasca, and meeting Aaron Lightner for the first [...]

  25. Tercera parte de las Cr nicas Vamp ricas Agotada totalmente la creatividad, se suman vampiros y v sceras hasta llenar un mont n de p ginas innecesarias Superflua.

  26. I warn you, this review contains spoilers, though it doesn t really ruin the storyline, I don t think The introduction to this book is, as in all the other books with Lestat as a narrator, fantastic I love the way he always introduces himself, the vain bastard that he is And of course because I m a sad little girl with no life who develops attractions for literary creatures I hang on each line, wondering Oh, what did you do THIS TIME To be very honest, when I started the book, I wasn t entirely [...]

  27. Este libro ha sido una jarra de agua fr a con respecto a lo que realmente me esperaba de l Hab a disfrutado mucho con el libro anterior Lestat el vampiro pero este me ha hecho que me plantee el seguir leyendo las cr nicas vamp ricas Durante m s de la mitad del libro vamos dando saltos en las historias de los personajes que aparecer n m s adelante y en c mo ven el final del segundo libro Parece una idea interesante, conocer un poco m s acerca de los antiguos vampiros y qu opinan de las acciones d [...]

  28. Ansiosa, ansiosa, ansiosa Era assim que me sentia quando comecei a ler A Rainha dos Condenados, com muitas expectativas depois da forma abrupta como O Vampiro Lestat acabava O facto de j ter visto o filme mas de pouco me recordar intensificava ainda mais a minha nsia de devorar a hist ria.E que hist ria A Rainha dos Condenados precisamente isso hist ria Quatrocentas p ginas de longa hist ria Ao in cio senti me defraudada e desiludida, pois queria saber o que iria acontecer a Lestat, ansiosa de v [...]

  29. 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 inter [...]

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