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Memnoch the Devil(The Vampire Chronicles, #5)
In Anne Rice's new novel, the Vampire Lestat – outsider, canny monster, hero-wanderer – is at last offered the chance to be redeemed. He is brought into direct confrontation with both God and the Devil, and into the land of Death.
We are in New York. The city is blanketed in snow. Through the whiteness Lestat is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic daughter of a drug lord, the woman who arouses Lestat's tenderness as no mortal ever has.
While torn between his vampire passions and his overwhelming love for Dora, Lestat is confronted by the most dangerous adversaries he has yet known. He is snatched from the world itself by the mysterious Memnoch, who claims to be the Devil. He is invited to be a witness at the Creation. He is taken like the ancient prophets into the heavenly realm and is ushered into Purgatory. He must decide if he can believe in the Devil or in God. And finally, he must decide which, if either, he will serve.
I didn't like this book at all. This book was a big disappointment to me, because I expected it to be as good as the first books.
In my opinion Anne Rice should never have written this book, because it contains too much religious and philosophical nonsense. In my opinion this book is as bad as Terry Goodkind's Naked Empire.
If you've enjoyed reading the first three books (and even the fourth book), this fifth book may be a big disappointment. You should avoid this book, because it's quite bad.