The Queen of the Damned

The Queen of the Damned

Book - 1989
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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.

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"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
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1989
Edition: 1st mass market edition
ISBN: 9780345351524
0345351525
Characteristics: 491 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Rice, Anne 1941-

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c67macdonald
Mar 13, 2017

Great romance and sex-Victorian-historical horror fantasy read for those so inclined.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Dec 17, 2015

The best of the series, in my opinion. Once you've made it to this title, you can feel free to leave the others. Ms. Rice's great ability to put you in the place and time she's describing is also her greatest weakness. Without out strong editors her books go on and on and on.....

Quimeras Dec 04, 2013

Some characters seemed superfluous and the multiple subplots did not mesh all too well with the main storyline.

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joshcarr Oct 15, 2009

Akasha, queen of the vampires, is awakened by the vampire Lestat who has become a rock star, putting all vampires at risk by revealing their secrets.

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