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Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice

[Interview with the Vampire]Interview with the Vampire

"Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hyponotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and revolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses." (from a promotional write up, Ballantine Books)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0394498216, Knopf, 1976

Paperback Info: ISBN 0345337662, Ballantine Books, 1976


[The  VampireLestat]

The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat, who was once an aristocrat in the days of pre-revolutionary France, now rises in the demonic and shimmering 1980's to become a rock star. A continuation of his centuries old search for others like him, and for the answers to the mystery of his eternal existence.

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0394534433, Knopf, 1985

Paperback Info: ISBN 0345313860, Ballantine Books, 1985

[Queen of the Damned]

The Queen of the Damned

The queen Akasha has risen from a 6000 year long sleep to unleash her powers of the night, and her plans involve "saving" mankind and destroying the Vampire Lestat.

Paperback Info: ISBN 0345351525, Ballantine Books, 1993


[Tale of the Body Thief]

The Tale of the Body Thief

The Vampire Lestat finds himself alone even though he has been the vampire-hero, enchanter and courted dark prince of the living dead. He also begins to doubt and question everything he has come to believe and feel safe with. This causes him to take on the most dangerous venture he has ever undertaken in his many years of existence so far: to become human again.

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0679405283, Knopf, 1993

Paperback Info: ISBN 034538475X, Ballantine Books, 1993


[Memnoch the  Devil]

Memnoch the Devil

The chance to be redeemed is offered to the Vampire Lestat. In New York, Lestat becomes aroused by Dora, the daughter of a drug lord. He is torn between his vampire passions and his love for her, and at the same time is confronted by Memnoch, a dangerous adversary who claims to be the Devil. Taken to be a witness at the Creation, he faces both God and the Devil, making it time for him to decide which, if either, he will serve.

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0679441018, Knopf, 1995

Paperback Info: ISBN 0345409671, Ballantine Books, 1995


[Vampire Armand]

The Vampire Armand

The story of Armand; his life as a boy in Kiev Rus, his time with Marius in Venice, Paris in the 1800's and modern day New Orleans. Armand must choose between being an immortal vampire and saving his soul.

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0679454470, Knopf, 1998

Paperback Info: ISBN 0345409272, Ballantine Books, 1998




"At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de couleur libres, a society of New Orleans octoroons and quadroons steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where African and French--the dark and the white--intermingle. Her ancestors are the great Mayfair witches, of whom she knows nothing--and from whom she inherits the power and the magical knowledge of a Circe.

Into this exotic realm comes David Talbot--hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost-mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale--a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Maya ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.

Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth." (from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0679454489, Knopf, 2000

Paperback Info: ISBN 0345422406, Ballantine Books, 2000


[Blood and  Gold]

Blood and Gold

"Out of the pages of the Vampire Chronicles steps the golden-haired Marius, true Child of the Millenia, once mentor to the Vampire Lestat, always and forever the conscientious slayer of the evildoer, and now ready to reveal the secrets of his two-thousand-year-long existence in his own intense yet intimate voice.

Born in Imperial Rome, imprisoned and made a "blood god" by the ancient Druids, Marius is the baffled yet powerful protector of Akasha and Enkil, Queen and King of the vampires, in whom the core of the race resides.

We follow him through his tragic loss of the vampire Pandora, his lover and fledgling creation. Through him we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Christendom of Constantine, and the sack of the Eternal City by the Visigoths. We see him sailing to the glittering city of Constantinople.

Worlds within worlds unfold as Marius, surviving the Dark Ages and the Black Death, emerges in the midst of the Italian Renaissance to create magnificent paintings and a vampire -- the boy Armand.

Moving from Florence, Venice, Dresden, Paris, and the English castle of the secret and scholarly order of the Talamasca, the novel reaches its dramatic finale in a jungle paradise where the oldest of the vampires reigns supreme. " (from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0679454497, Knopf, 2001


[Blackwood  Farm]

Blackwood Farm

"In her new novel, perennial bestseller Anne Rice fuses her two uniquely seductive strains of narrative -- her Vampire legend and her lore of the Mayfair witches -- to give us a world of classic deep-south luxury and ancestral secrets.

Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, bright, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelgänger, “Goblin,” a spirit from a dream world that Quinn can’t escape and that prevents him from belonging anywhere. When Quinn is made a Vampire, losing all that is rightfully his and gaining an unwanted immortality, his doppelgänger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.

As the novel moves backwards and forwards in time, from Quinn’s boyhood on Blackwood Farm to present day New Orleans, from ancient Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the legendary Vampire Lestat in the hope of freeing himself from the spectre that draws him inexorably back to Sugar Devil Swamp and the explosive secrets it holds." (from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0375411992, Knopf, 2002


[Blood  Canticle]

Blood Canticle

"Welcome back to Blackwood Farm. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived characters that make up the two worlds of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who’s come to the farm to die and is brought into the realm of the undead; her uncle, Julian Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to forever torment Lestat for what he has done to Mona; Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon and witch, who finds herself dangerously drawn to the all-powerful Lestat; her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat’s help with the temporary madness of his wife; Ash Templeton, a 5,000-year-old Taltos who has taken Mona’s child; and Patsy, the country-western singer, who returns to avenge her death at the hands of her son, Quinn Blackwood. Delightfully, at the book’s centre is the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil, now pursuing the transformation set in motion with Memnoch the Devil. He struggles with his vampirism and yearns for goodness, purity and love, as he saves Patsy’s ghost from the dark realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the mystery of the Taltos and unselfishly decides the fate of his beloved Rowan Mayfair." (from Amazon.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 037541200X, Knopf, 2003

Prince Lestat by Anne RicePrince Lestat

"The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis…vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned…Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.

As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why…

And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw-the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…" (Summary from AnneRice.com)

Hardcover Info: ISBN 0307962520, Knopf, October 2014


Other Formats:

[Lestat  Graphic Novel]

The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel

Faye Perozich as Contributor and Daerick Gross as Illustrator. Includes the twelve illustrated volumes that form the complete graphic novel of The Vampire Lestat. See the description of the original novel for a summary of the plot.

Order Info: ISBN: 0345373944, Ballantine Books, 1991



[Complete  Vampire Chronicles]

The Complete Vampire Chronicles

This boxed set collection includes the first four books in the Chronicles of the Vampires: Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, and The Tale of the Body Thief.

Order Info: ISBN 0345385403, Ballantine Books, 1993



[The Vampire Chronicles]

The Vampire Chronicles (Books One to Three)

Narrated by F. Murray Abraham, Michael York and Kate Nelligan

Packaged in deluxe Coffin Package, this is a must for any Anne Rice fan - or the ideal start to introduce someone to the world of Anne Rice. Coffin Package includes: Interview with the Vampire (2 cassettes/3 hours, read by F. Murray Abraham) The Vampire Lestat (2 cassettes/3 hours, read by Michael York) The Queen of the Damned (2 cassettes/3 hours, read by Kate Nelligan). (description from Amazon.com)

Order Info: ISBN 0679410503, Random House (Audio)



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