Friday, October 4, 2013

The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

Did you ever wonder where all those mischievous vampires roaming the globe in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles came from? In this, the third book in the series, we find out. That raucous rock-star vampire Lestat interrupts the 6,000-year slumber of the mama of all bloodsuckers, Akasha, Queen of the Damned.
Akasha was once the queen of the Nile (she has a bit in common with the Egyptian goddess Isis), and it's unwise to rile her now that she's had 60 centuries of practice being undead. She is so peeved about male violence that she might just have to kill most of them. And she has her eye on handsome Lestat with other ideas as well.
If you felt that the previous books in the series weren't gory and erotic enough, this one should quench your thirst (though it may cause you to omit organ meats from your diet). It also boasts God's plenty of absorbing lore that enriches the tale that went before, including the back-story of the boy in Interview with the Vampire and the ancient fellowship of the Talamasca, which snoops on paranormal phenomena. Mostly, the book spins the complex yarn of Akasha's eerie, brooding brood and her nemeses, the terrifying sisters Maharet and Mekare. In one sense, Queen of the Damned is the ultimate multigenerational saga. From Goodreads.

This is the 3rd book in the Vampire Chronicles and it is best to read the two first books before this one. I like the two first books better but this comes in close behind. I think I read it before, but it is quite a few years ago and I couldn't remember very much of it. I will continue to read the chronicles.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
Tower Teams Read 2013-2
2013 Ebook Challenge
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge (vampires)
2013 Anne Rice Challenge
2013 Sequel Reading Challenge
2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge
2013 Mammoth Book Challenge
A Book A Day Keeps the Boredom at Bay Reading Challenge
FrightFall RaT 2013

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