The vampire Lestat is returning later this year in ‘Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat‘ and Anne Rice‘s upcoming novel now has an official trailer to help promote it! This title is slated to be the eleventh official book in “The Vampire Chronicles” which doesn’t include her two other vampire novels or the six Mayfair Witches books. Set to be released in October, this should help tide fans over until Anne and her son Christopher’s new live-action series based on these bloodsuckers hits Hulu.
This will be another tale told by Lestat rising to power but specifically will show how the Blood Communion was created and will bring up many names that fans have become quite familiar with over the years.
You can check out the trailer right here!
If the trailer has caught your attention and you missed any previous details about the upcoming novel, the publisher was also kind enough to release quite an extensive synopsis to give you a hint as to what can be expected in the novel that 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.
Anne Rice’s ‘Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat’ will be available on October 2nd, 2018!