The Queen of the Damned

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The Queen of the Damned

By Anne Rice

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345419620, 480pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

Description
In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to save mankind and destroy the vampire Lestat in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.
Look for a special preview of Anne Rice s"Prince Lestat"in the back of the book.The Vampire Chronicles continue in"Prince Lestat andthe Realms of Atlantis, "available for pre-order now.
Praise for "The Queen of the Damned"
Mesmerizing . . . a wonderful web of dark-side mythology. "San Francisco Chronicle"
With "The Queen of the Damned, " Anne Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida. "Los Angeles Times"
Imaginative . . . intelligently written . . . This is popular fiction of the highest order. "USA Today"
A tour de force. " The Boston Globe.


About the Author
Anne Rice is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California. "From the Paperback edition."


Praise For The Queen of the Damned

“Mesmerizing . . . a wonderful web of dark-side mythology.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“With The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Imaginative . . . intelligently written . . . This is popular fiction of the highest order.”USA Today
 
“A tour de force.”—The Boston Globe


From the Paperback edition.