Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat

by Anne Rice


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The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga--part adventure, part suspense--of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.

In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately, and tells the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be.
The tale spills from Lestat's heart, as he speaks first of his new existence as reigning monarch--and then of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, proud Child of the Millennia, reviled outcast for his senseless slaughter of the legendary ancient vampire Maharet, avowed enemy of Queen Akasha; Rhoshamandes, a demon spirit who refuses to live in harmony at the Court of Prince Lestat and threatens all that Lestat has dreamt of.
As the tale unfolds, Lestat takes us from the towers and battlements of his ancestral castle in the snow-covered mountains of France to the verdant wilds of lush Louisiana with its lingering fragrances of magnolias and night jasmine; from the far reaches of the Pacific's untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524732646
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Series: The Vampire Chronicles Series , #13
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 89,315
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ANNE RICE is the author of thirty-six books, including the fifteen books in the Vampire Chronicles series. She lives in La Quinta, California.


Rancho Mirage, California

Date of Birth:

October 4, 1941

Place of Birth:

Rancho Mirage, California


B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971

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Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun story in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed. Finished book in two nights. I love all of Anne Rice books. Love her writing and the story in Blood Communion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was all right. It was written well as all this author's books are. However, it certainly was not the best book in the series. It had a fairly long and redundant introduction and the epilogue consisted of the inconsequential, rambling thoughts of the main character. I would have liked to read more about the ghosts in this series. The rest of this book was very enjoyable, and worth reading. I hope more books in this series are to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't get me wrong. Is Anne Rice a terrific writer still? Of course. Is the character of Lestat perfectly portrayed? I don't know. I most of it was the rambling of Lestat mind the introduction to the story went on and one. The exit of the story was exactly the same. It seemed to drone on and on forever until I grew quite bored and had a simply skim through. Maybe I was just expecting more action and when there was actual action it was more about the gory details than anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this woman, just as Lestat loves his fellow vampires. Incredible read. Wanted to stay up late and read! If you have followed Lestat over the years, put this on your Christmas gift list. No disappointments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the vampire chronicles. Please continue with more. Well written as always.
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To the vampire Lestat and all the undead we read about. The ancient undead we knew nothing about, came together and formed their own community, and gave us a complete ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice has once again bestowed humanity on nonhuman creatures. Lestat ‘s worries, doubts, fears and strengths can be paralleled in any great modern leader.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our Brat Prince has matured into an unselfish monarch, at last. Just makes me love him more!
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Anne Rice always leaves me wanting more and this novel did not disappoint! Beautiful, descriptive and bold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been an avid Vampire Chronicle/Anne Rice fan since the very first book. This was a good read and I really liked it but it seems to be a bit watered down from earlier books. That being said, I still loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great novel, couldn't put it down, definitely was a page turner. I'd recommend it to any fellow Anne Rice fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for a another amazing adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After "Atlantis", the mystery and majesty of the vampires sorely needed restored and refocused. "Blood Communion" succeeds in this. Lestat finally embraces maturity and change and the saga is pushed forward. Some seriously shocking scenes are in the book and the reader has to remember to see the horror of the moments from the viewpoint of the vampires. Overall fast, good entertaining read.