Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding stoyrtelling, Anne Rice makes real a family of witches--a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philsophy, a family that is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous and seductive being.
In this first of a series, David Talbot, vampire survivor of "Memnoch the Devil", calls forth Pandora, last seen in "Queen of the Damned", to tell her own extraordinary tale. Once a mortal girl in ancient Rome, she was given immortality by Marius, her lover and the dark genius of the Lestat novels. Darkly erotic and bitterly immortal.
In a swirling universe filled with death and life, corruption and innocence, this mesmerizing novel takes us on a wondrous journey back through the centuries to a civilization half-human, of wholly mysterious origin, at odds with mortality and immortality, justice and guilt. It is an enchanted, hypnotic world that could only come from the imagination of Anne Rice...
It isn’t very good if you survival is based on something or someone. But it is not a secret that vampires cannot live without human body. Of course vampire’s things that people – is their food and not more. Can humans be redeemed for eating red meat? It's the blood of another species, after all. Get over it already. One book, was good. 2 or 3, and I still didn't ask why vampires around since before Christianity would be obsessed with christian principles like redemption. I picked up this book to see if she had gotten anywhere yet. Apparently not, it's like watching a hamster run in a wheel for years and years. This hamster should have passed out long ago. Too bad they're immortal. But the series doesn't have to go on forever, does it?
There are not many stories about ghosts, and not many of them are beautiful and amazing, more based on thrillers and horror. The main character – is a ghost called Azriel. How he gave up life for godhood and how he became the servant of the bones. Azriel served as the servant of the bones for many generations until he overcame their pull on him. He lay dormant for many years until he suddenly came into consciousness again in time to witness a murder and become entangled in the mad affairs of Gregory Belkin and the Temple of the Mind.
It is a little romm and everything that I hear - is his voice. He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently . . . carrying us back to the night when he departed human existence as heir--young, romantic, cultivated--to a great Louisiana plantation, and was inducted by the radiant and sinister Lestat into the other, the "endless," life . . . learning first to sustain himself on the blood of cocks and rats caught in the raffish streets of New Orleans, then on the blood of human beings . . . to the years when, moving away from his final human ties under the tutelage of the hated yet necessary Lestat, he gradually embraces the habits, hungers, feelings of vampirism: the detachment, the hardened will, the "superior" sensual pleasures.
Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.
Newly "born" Lasher attempts to impregnate his "mother" Rowan while holding her prisoner. Back in New Orleans the Mayfair women, realizing they are all in danger, join forces under young seductive Mona, while Rowan's stunned husband Michael (with the help of Julien's spirit) joins Aaron Lightner in his quest to solve the Mayfair mystery.
Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.
Ramses the Great has reawakened in opulent Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. He becomes the close companion of a voluptuous heiress, Julie Stratford, but his cursed past again propels him toward disaster. He is tormented by searing memories of his last reawakening, at the behest of Cleopatra, his beloved queen of Egypt.