In a new feat of hypnotic storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now classic "Interview with the Vampire" and continued with "The Vampire Lestat" and "The Queen of the Damned." Lestat speaks. Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals. For... read more
Maimi, 1992, a tropical garden of a city, where corruption pulses beneath the lush surface - the perfect city for a vampire. Yet Lestat - Hero, rockstar, incorrigible, seducer and the most powerful and sensual vampire of them all - prowls this savage garden in desperate misery. Restlessly... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Maimi, 1992, a tropical garden of a city, where corruption pulses beneath the lush surface - the perfect city for a vampire. Yet Lestat - Hero, rockstar, incorrigible, seducer and the most powerful and sensual vampire of them all - prowls this savage garden in desperate misery. Restlessly pursuing the mystery of his dark existence, Lestat yearns to think, breathe, and feel as a man, free of his nightmare immortality. When, stalked in his turn by the only creature able to grant his desire, Lestat rashly seizes his chance. While the Body Thief, cloaked in Lestat's immortal powers, lays a trail of carnage across America and the Caribbean, Lestat himself in abandoned to the fragility of human life, and discovers that a mortal body is no fit receptacle for a vampire's soul. Rejected by the other vampires, a tormented and appalling vulnerable Lestat is forced to seek human help to recover his vampire self; help he abuses unforgivably when, in a mesmerizing climax, he succumbs to the beast urge in any nature.
“So we reach into the raging chaos, and we pluck some small glittering thing, and we cling to it, and tell ourselves it has meaning, and that the world is good, and we are not evil, and we will all go home in the end.”Lestat de Lioncourt
“Claudia, listen to me. I didn't begin it. I didn't make the world! It was always there, this evil. It was in the shadows, and it caught me, and made me part of it, and I did what I felt I must. Don't laugh at me, please, don't turn your head away. I didn't make evil! I didn't make myself!”Lestat de Lioncourt
“I am not time's fool, nor a god hardened by the millennia; I am not the trickster in the black cape, nor the sorrowful wanderer. I have a conscience. I know right from wrong. I know what I do, and yes, I do it. I am the Vampire Lestat.”Lestat de Lioncourt
“I don't think that it was union. On the contrary, it seemed the most violent of separations: two contrary beings flung at each other in heat and clumsiness, in trust and in menace, the feelings of each unknowable and unfathomable to the other--its sweetness terrible as its brevity; its loneliness hurtful as its undeniable fire.”Lestat de Lioncourt
“I'll tell you, but you'll never understand. You're on the wrong side of the dark glass. Only the dead know how terrible it is to be alive.”Lestat de Lioncourt
“"Wir können nicht verhindern, daß wir Schönheit schaffen. Wir können nicht verhindern, daß die Welt sich dreht."”
“"Niemals in all der Zeit, seit du das erstemal zu mir kamst, nie habe ich ein einziges mal in deine Augen geschaut oder deine Stimme gehört oder auch nur an dich gedacht, ohne Schmerz zu fühlen. Es ist der Schmerz, der mit der Sterblichkeit einhergeht, damit, daß man sein Alter und seine Grenzen erkennt und das, was man nie wieder haben wird."”
“And my dark soul is happy again, because it does not know how to be anything else for very long, and because the pain is a deep dark sea in which I would drown if I did not sail my little craft steadily over the surface, steadily towards the sun which will never rise.”Lestat de Lioncourt
“And in my heart of hearts I was so very glad that he had come. Sometimes love and hate serve exactly the same purpose.”Lestat de Lioncourt
“Keep your vigil, little candle, in darkness and in sunshine. Yes, for me.”Lestat de Lioncourt
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