By Anne Rice
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 set free the powers of the evening. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and spoil the vampire Lestat—in this terribly sensual novel of the complicated, erotic, electrifying international of the undead.
Praise for The Queen of the Damned
“Mesmerizing . . . an excellent net of dark-side mythology.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“With The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice has created universes inside of universes, touring again in time so far as old, pre-pyramidic Egypt and traveling from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.”—Los Angeles Times
“Imaginative . . . intelligently written . . . this is often renowned fiction of the top order.”—USA Today
“A travel de force.”—The Boston Globe