Prince Lestat by Anne Rice (2014)
This is the book I have been waiting to read for a long, long time, like many fans out there. I tried to read it slowly, but I still finished it in under five days.
I will not give away too much. There are many other good reviews out there, as well. I will say that I highly enjoyed it.
Lestat has returned after many years. Finally! He has been hiding out mostly, but it turns out that his life has been busier than we knew. There are also more vampires (particularly old ones) that survived Akasha’s rampage back in 1985 (chronicled in Queen of the Damned) and we learn more about all of them in the course of this book, too. There has been some criticism about this . . . that we meet more vampires and other creatures in this book, and that there is not enough about Lestat. Actually, this is one of the things that I loved about this book. . . we finally find out so much more. Many questions are answered in this book. As well, science finally comes into play, too. There are now scientist vampires! I really enjoyed this and felt like there should be more science. (Maybe in the next book! Anne Rice has reported that there will be a next one.)
And, of course, Louis is in this book. It wouldn’t have been right if Louis and all of the others were not in this book.
I could probably be more critical, but I really do not wish to be at this time. I love this book because I loved the earlier books twenty plus years ago. I have not loved some of the other books Ms. Rice has published in the meantime. I liked them, but it was Louis and then Lestat that I loved most as an older teen. I loved this book because many questions there for years were answered.
“Interview With The Vampire”, the movie, came out in theaters twenty years ago this month. I did see it in the theater, as well.