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1992. Miami. Lestat, Vampire-hero, rockstar, seducer of millions - is desperate to be free from the nightmare of his own immortality. Lestat yearns to be reborn a man, to think and feel and breathe like a mortal to walk in the sun, to regain his soul, and in a search for a return to mortality, travels through many lands and many times, from the New Orleans of today to 19th-century London, from 18th-century Amsterdam to the Amazon jungles. And all the while he is stalked by the one living being - the body thief - who covets Lestat's power and immortality and is only too eager too give him what he wants - his own mortal body. Lestat, ignoring the warnings of those he trusts, ultimately surrenders his vampire body. The body thief vanishes. Chaos ensues and the newly mortal Lestat is left to discover what he has forgotten - the anguish of being human - the suffering, the weakness, the fragility of the ordeal of human life.
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Electrifying, erotic, terrifying - the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles is as rich, as violent, as sensual as the runaway bestsellers that precede it

About the Author

Born in New Orleans in 1941, the second daughter of an Irish Catholic family, Anne Rice came to international fame for 'The Vampire Chronicles', which include Interview with the Vampire (filmed by Neil Jordan, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt), The Tale of the Body Thief and the latest volume Blood Canticle. Her other fiction includes the shorter vampire novels, Pandora and Vittorio the Vampire, as well as The Witching Hour, Lasher, The Mummy, The Feast of All Saints and Cry to Heaven. She was born in New Orleans, where she lived for many years, and now lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

Reviews

This fourth book of the ``The Vampire Chronicles'' is by far the weakest. The plot involves everybody's favorite blood drinker, Lestat de Lioncourt, who foolishly strikes a bargain with sinister sorcerer Raglan James for a brief exchange of bodies; the soul of each vacates its respective flesh and slips into that of the other. Once befanged, James welshes on the deal, so Lestat, aided by David Talbot, Superior General of the Talamasca (a sort of CIA of the supernatural) must pursue and evict him from the immortal coil. The characters' body swapping could have made fun reading, but rather than using the vampire powers to truly seize the night, Rice has James merely dance with old ladies on the QE2 and rob wall safes. Lestat in human form contracts pneumonia, adopts a stray dog, and has safe sex with a nun. In between, there are doses of homoerotica and much silly talk on the nature of God, the soul, and good and evil. Though Rice's popularity demands its purchase, this book has little sound and less fury that signify next to nothing. A real disappointment. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/92; BOMC main selection.-- Michael Rogers, ``Library Journal''

Rice's fourth Vampire Chronicle--a 14-week PW bestseller and a BOMC main selection in cloth--depicts the tormented vampire Lestat's struggles with immortality. An enchanting tale of body-switching, necromancy and betrayal, set in New Orleans, Miami and Paris. (Oct.)

"Supernatural horror that seems to have everything - passions, originality, imagination, narrative power, kinky sexuality and a superbly drawn otherworldly protagonist" * The Washington Post * "An enchanting tale" * Publishers Weekly *

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