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The queen of the damned (original 1988; edition 1988)

by Anne Rice

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Title:The queen of the damned
Authors:Anne Rice
Info:New York, NY : Ballantine Books, 1989, c1988.
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The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice (1988)

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My favorite of all Anne Rice books; too bad the movie sucked. ( )
  mearias | Sep 23, 2013 |
So, this one was one of the two Vamp Chronicles that I actually enjoyed somewhat. All the others can die. HA, that's funny cuz they're dead because they're vampires! ....Anyway....

This had an actual story to follow, whereas the others were all just Lestat (who is NOT cool, by the way) whining about something and all the others totally doing sexual things except they're not sexual. Hmm. Story. Right. It was a mystery type thing, with plot and relevant ideas and characters and it was pretty good.

The movie, however, was horrible. Don't even waste your time. ( )
  drrtydenimdiva | Jul 18, 2013 |
A fantastic book, perhaps my favourite of the early Vampire Chronicles. ( )
  alyslinn | May 25, 2013 |
Have not read this book yet.
  MelissaLauren | Apr 28, 2013 |
Finished last night. Anne Rice's books always take me long to read. It seems I can only take about 50 pages a day although at the end i was reading it a bit faster.

I really liked to read about the twins, not so much about Akasha and lestat.
What to do? Shall I try to get a copy of The Tale of The Body Thief?
3.5 stars on goodreads.which means an 8 out of 10 for me ( )
  Marlene-NL | Apr 12, 2013 |
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Muller, FrankNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The Vampire Chronicles (omnibus) by Anne Rice

5 Titles in Vampire Chronicles By Anne Rice - Vampire Lestat - Tale of the Body Thief - Queen of the Damned - Merrick - by Anne Rice

9 Book Collection of Anne Rice: The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Interview With The Vampire, Memnoch by Anne Rice

The Vampire Chronicles: Interview with the Vampire,The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned (Books 1-3) by Anne Rice

THE Vampire Chronicles - 5 Titles - Interview with the Vampire - The Vampire Lestat - The Queen of the Damned - The Tale by Anne Rice

Collector's Set (5-Paperback Books): Taltos, The Tale Of The Body Thief, Queen Of The Damned, The Vampire Lestat, Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

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Epigraph
TRAGIC RABBIT

Tragic rabbit, a painting.
The caked ears green like rolled corn.
The black forehead pointing at the stars.
A painting on my wall, alone

as rabbits are
and aren't. Fat red cheek,
all Art, trembling nose,
a habit hard to break as not.

You too can be a tragic rabbit; green and red
your back, blue your manly little chest.
But if you're ever goaded into being one
beware the True Flesh, it

will knock you off your tragic horse
and break your tragic colors like a ghost
breaks marble; your wounds will heal
so quickly water

will be jealous.
Rabbits on white paper painted
outgrow all charms against their breeding wild;
and their rolled corn ears become horns.

So watch out if the tragic life feels fine-
caught in the rabbit trap
all colors look like sunlight's swords,
and scissors like The Living Lord.

STAN RICE
Some Lamb (1975)
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This book is dedicated
with love
to
Stan Rice, Christopher Rice,
and John Preston

And to the memory
of
my beloved editors:
John Dodds
and
William Whitehead
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I'm the Vampire Lestat. Remember me?
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0345419626, Paperback)

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. --Tim Appelo

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:59 -0400)

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Intertwines the stories of rock star and vampire Lestat, beautiful twins haunted by a gruesome tragedy, and Akasha, mother of all vampires, who dreams of godhood.

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