This October we’ll see the return of the vampire Lestat in Anne Rice‘s upcoming novel, ‘Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat.’ While fans have been eagerly awaiting some kind of an update to the televised version which Anne and her son Christopher are preparing for Hulu, readers will be thrilled at this news.
In the latest outing, Lestat shares the tale of how he came to rule the vampire world and fight against those who oppose him at every turn. It also shows how the Blood Communion came to be created and touches on many familiar names for long-time readers of the series.
The publisher has revealed a very extensive synopsis of the book which you can read below:
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.
This will be the eleventh official book in “The Vampire Chronicles” with two other tales of her vampires out there with six books about the Mayfair Witches which exist in the same world also available. In fact, the final installment of the Mayfair Witches was initially meant to be the last time Lestat would be written.
Are you looking forward to ‘Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat’? Have you been keeping up with Anne Rice’s work? If not, which book lost your interest int he series? Share your thoughts below!
Anne Rice’s ‘Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat’ will be available on October 2nd, 2018!