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.
Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien, 1941) is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the central character of Lestat. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles in 1994, and Queen of the Damned in 2002.
Born in New Orleans, Rice spent much of her early life there before moving to Texas, and later to San Francisco. She was raised in an observant Roman Catholic family, but became an atheist as a young adult. She began her professional writing career with the publication of Interview with the ... (more)
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (2007-11-17)
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.