Author Anne Rice announced this week that a follow-up to her 2014 novel Prince Lestat is coming out this Fall.
Titled Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, Rice’s 36th book and the next installment in her wildly popular and successful Vampire Chronicles series, will be released by Random House in Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle on November 29, 2016. Pre-order is available now.
You can read an excerpt from the novel over at EW, and check out the book synopsis here below.
This is definitely exciting that Rice, one of my favorite authors of all time (and yes, I will gladly and proudly say that!!!), is returning to the character Lestat and to The Vampire Chronicles, which she began with 1976’s Interview With The Vampire.
Here’s the book’s synopsis:
From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with a Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power, uniting the ancient worlds and the legends of the Vampire Chronicles.
“In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken . . .” –Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.
It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent–and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.
And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.
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