Prince Lestat

Prince Lestat

The Vampire Chronicles

Large Print - 2014 | First large print edition
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Vampires are imperiled by an entity they know only as the Voice, who telepathically encourages older vampires to slay their younger counterparts. Though many vampires resist the Voice’s commands, several powerful elders give in, including ancient Rhoshmandes. Infamous Lestat, who has been avoiding both his own kind and humans, is forced to come out of his self-imposed exile to unite the vampires to deal with this new threat.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2014]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780804194754
Branch Call Number: LPF RIC NVD
Characteristics: xxvii, 762 pages (large print) ; 24 cm


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ArapahoeLesley Nov 10, 2016

A fan of the Vampire Chronicles since my teenage years I was very happy after so long to spend time with all these characters once again and even get some stories about characters we have been introduced to but never got to meet. The flitting between characters is the action in this novel as the conflict itself is not really gripping and seemingly quickly and easily resolved. Towards the end I kind of wished Lestat was still his old jaded self but for a tale that had ceased for a decade without closure, I suppose, needed a conclusion and this was as good of one as any. Update: Not a conclusion as she has another one due out soon.

Oct 23, 2016

bitch should stick to nursery rhymes. barely readable prose. some good sex scenes. Rice's anxiety as she writes line after line of drivel referencing subjects in which she obviously has no experience is mind-numbingly and readily apparent. This book is as transparent as her early works written pseudonymously, I say facetiously.

Quimeras May 13, 2015

“Prince Lestat” shares a similar format with “Queen of the Damned”, but has better content. There are enough characters and subplots in this book to continue on with “The Vampire Chronicles”. At the same time, our protagonist, Lestat, seems to have come full circle in his journey through the Savage Garden, and this could just as easily be a fitting end to the tales.

May 06, 2015

it has been 20 years since I read anne rice prince lestat was ok I enjoyed reading the book was happy with backstory on some of the older vampires was most pleased lestat finally grewup and became responsible for all the vampires all in all the book was not bad a satisfying ending to the series.

Amber L Moreno
Apr 24, 2015

Missing the sizzle you might be expecting from the world of the Vampire Chronicles, but if you've spent years investing in the characters, you'll be able to keep turning the pages without much complaint. Lestat has definitely grown up.

Feb 11, 2015

Disappointing. I've already read all of Rice's other books, and this one adds nothing to the canon. Pretty much just a who's who of characters we already know, and a very obvious prelude to a new series. She should have started with the new material instead of rehashing the old. May appeal to people not familiar with The Vampire Chronicles.

walkingeagle Jan 31, 2015

The problem with the commentators here is that they are in the habit of writing the story according to their own needs here. They have for their own convenience subtracted the author/artist from her own creation because it didn't fit their own psychological needs that needed to be met. This story was absolutely EXCELLENT. I loved it completely, especially the end. RIGHT ON ANNE RICE!!! Furthermore, even vampire brat princes have to "grow up" and he did in the most grandest way. I LOVE IT!!! Want more too.... :)

lib_apart Jan 28, 2015

Anne Rice revisits her cast of Vampire Chronicles characters and provides enough backstory that readers who begin with this one will be able to follow. However, there are so many characters at this point that the novel suffers from lack of a main focus, and also from a lack of romanticism in our modern age. An email with a vampire does not carry the same import as an interview with a vampire.

Jan 13, 2015

I thought it was going to be a little too sci-fi for me in the beginning, but like 90 pages in and it was back to the old stuff. The ending was really sad because it felt like the end of the series. I still liked it very much because Lestat with an iphone and vampires with hand grenades is pretty interesting. Twists and turns all over the place. Not as emotional as the rest, but still pretty good. You can tell Anne moved out of Louisiana.

JamesBayRidge Jan 05, 2015

Interview With The Vampire was an interesting approach to the vampire genre, The Vampire Lestat and Queen of The Damned filled out the world Rice created, but after that it was all down hill. Prince Lestat is the authors attempt at regaining the crown of queen of the vampire world, but it never reaches the interest level of her first two novels. However, just because I do not find the brooding, ethical vampire of any interest, this might be a perfect group of novels for people who liked the Twilight series. I am sure that Rice will continue to beat Lestat's story to death as long as it is profitable.

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