Saturday, 6 June 2009

Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

After 6000 years of stillness, Akasha, mother of vampires and Queen of the Damned has risen from her sleep. Her monstrous plan of ruling the worlds of the living and the undead must be stopped. The challenge is left to the vampire Lestat, for it was he who woke her from her sleep.

I was a bit dubious about starting this book which is possibly why I didn't read it when I read IWTV & TVL four years ago as this was described as universes within universes which I thought might be a bit confusing but, it wasn't at all in fact I found the different stories really engrossing.

All the characters get a turn here Armand, Marius, Louis, Pandora, Lestat of course to name a few. We also see a return of the young reporter who originally wrote Louis story.

This is definitely s good as IWTV if not better this really is amazing I couldn't get enough of it!

Having watched IWTV I know for sure I definitely won't watch QOTD as from the description it deviates a lot from the storyline in the book seeing some characters killd that asn't in the book - the film would spoil it forme for sure.


margotreehugger said...

I started this one but then stopped, because I started Twilight!!

Before I stopped I was really enjoying it, I will have to pick it up again.

Clare said...

Oh yes do! I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.

Memory said...

Man, do I ever need to reread this. I love it so much.

All my Anne Rice-loving friends have told me to stay far, far away from the movie, so I think you're making a good choice there!

Darla D said...

Oh, I just love this series. I've read and reread it so many times, and I know I will again. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Rhinoa said...

I need to re-read all of Rice's books. I keep saying I will, maybe in 2010. I actually like the film even though it is so different from the book. It might be because the soundtrack is excellent.