Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery compiled and written by Becket, the author’s long time assistant, will hit bookstore shelves this October.
Announced by Entertainment Weekly earlier today, The Alphabettery is an annotated companion to the fifteen books that make up Rice’s saga, and promises to cover, in depth, every topic from “(A)kasha to (Z)enobia.”
The Vampire Chronicles began with Interview with the Vampire in 1976. In it, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac related the story of his becoming a vampire and the centuries that followed.
It wasn’t long, however, before Lestat de Lioncourt became the center of this the author’s vampiric universe, a fact that has given the Brat Prince of Vampires no end of delight along with no end of troubles. After 42 years and 15 books, the radiant Lestat is still delighting readers and will continue to do so this this fall, as well, in Rice’s latest novel Blood Communion.
The Alphabettery will also boast illustrations by Mark Edward and an introduction by Ms. Rice.
It goes without saying that this will be an essential addition to the libraries of fans of the Chronicles, and will also help tide us over as we await the arrival of the highly anticipated TV adaptation of the novel series.