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The Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
The Queen of the Damned
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In 1976, a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire . . . in 1985, a wild and voluptous voice spoke to us, telling the story of The Vampire Lestat.  In The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice continues her extraordinary "Vampire Chronicles" in a... show more
In 1976, a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire . . . in 1985, a wild and voluptous voice spoke to us, telling the story of The Vampire Lestat.  In The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice continues her extraordinary "Vampire Chronicles" in a feat of mesmeric storytelling, a chillingly hypnotic entertainment in which the oldest and most powerful forces of the night are unleashed on an unsuspecting world.Three brilliantly colored narrative threads intertwine as the story unfolds:- The rock star known as Vampire Lestat, worshipped by millions of spellbound fans, prepares for a concert in San Francisco.  Among the audience--pilgrims in a blind swoon of adoration--are hundreds of vampires, creatures who see Lestat as a "greedy fiend risking the secret prosperity of all his kind just to be loved and seen by mortals," fiends themselves who hate Lestat's power and who are determined to destroy him . . . - The sleep of certain men and women--vampires and mortals scattered around the world--is haunted by a vivid, mysterious dream: of twins with fiery red hair and piercing green eyes who suffer an unspeakable tragedy.  It is a dream that slowly, tauntingly reveals its meaning to the dreamers as they make their way toward each other--some to be destroyed on the journey, some to face an even more terrifying fate at journey's end . . . - Akasha--Queen of the Damned, mother of all vampires, rises after a 6,000 year sleep and puts into motion a heinous plan to "save" mankind from itself and make "all myths of the world real" by elevating herself and her chosen son/lover to the level of the gods: "I am the fulfillment and I shall from this moment be the cause" . . . These narrative threads wind sinuously across a vast, richly detailed tapestry of the violent, sensual world of vampirism, taking us back 6,000 years to its beginnings.  As the stories of the "first brood" of blood drinkers are revealed, we are swept across the ages, from Egypt to South America to the Himalayas to all the shrouded corners of the globe where vampires have left their mark. Vampires are created--mortals succumbing to the sensation of "being enptied, of being devoured, of being nothing." Vampires are destroyed.  Dark rituals are performed--the rituals of ancient creatures prowling the modern world.  And, finally, we are brought to a moment in the twentieth century when, in an astonishing climax, the fate of the living dead--and perhaps of the living, all the living--will be decided.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307575890
ASIN: B004AM5QYO
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Strona po stronie
Strona po stronie rated it
3.0 Królowa potępionych
Moda na wampiry trwa w najlepsze. Literatura, filmy i seriale pełne są cudownych istot, przystojnych mężczyzn, nadprzyrodzonych zdolności i niecodziennych zdarzeń. Prosty schemat oparty na romansie i horrorze nagle stał się modny. Czy to sprawka świecącego w słońcu Edwarda? A może przystojnych Stefa...
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3.0 The Queen of the Damned
I wasn't sure if I should rate this book two stars or three. Then I realized that despite the silliness, the pointlessness of some of the characters included, the occasional disjointed and messy feel of the book, and some boring chapters that seemed to take forever to get through, I liked it. Actu...
a Girl Who Reads
a Girl Who Reads rated it
4.0 The Vampire Chronicles #1 #2 #3
(The Vampire Chronicle) by : Anne Rice #1:Interview with the Vampire - the confessions of a vampire - " Evil is a point of view". I am going to make my own confess that I didn't read this book until after I'd seen the movie. and since then i make a decision to read everything Rice has wri...
traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
3.0 The Queen of the Damned
Pretty cool sequel to the Vampire Lestat, but not terribly memorable.
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