The Queen of the Damned

{5/5} “It’s an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater lustre to our colours, a richer resonance to our words. That is, if it doesn’t destroy us, if it doesn’t burn away the optimism and the spirit, the capacity for visions, and the respect for simple yet indispensable things.”

The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice, published in 1988

Akasha was a Queen of Egypt millenia ago — she and her husband were the first vampires. Now she has heard the rock music of Lestat and travels across the world for the first time in centuries. Akasha kills off many vampires, but what are her plans for Lestat? This book continues the story of Lestat and the other vampires from The Vampire Lestat and also introduces some new characters. The ongoing story moves forward, with a fair amount of the book consisting of back stories of different characters. This would be frustrating if the back stories weren’t so fascinating. Like the previous books in the series, this one is engrossing.

Although I have moved on for now I will come back to this series.

I also reviewed the second book in this series, The Vampire Lestat.

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