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The vampire world is in crisis as newly awakened ancient vampires find themselves in thrall to a mysterious Voice that compels them to burn the young vampires in cities around the globe. As massacres multiply, it is once again up to the Maverick hero, Prince Lestat to come to the fore.
What makes this book stand out?
The vast cast of characters and the richly complex world. Rice's writing depicts her immense talent in world building.
Read it for
A stunning blend of different times and places, this book is an overwhelmingly rich return to the world of the Vampire Chronicles.
Don't read it for
Predictably the violence in this book is quite high and it can be quite bloody in a few scenes, taking it to a level which may be above what readers are familiar or comfortable with.