Fans of Anne Rice have not one but three more reasons to be excited today as the author posted that pre-order is now available for Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat. Rice also posted that she currently has two more novels planned at the moment.
Amazon currently has the following synopsis listed for the new new novel:
“The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga–part adventure, part fairy-tale–of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.
In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately, and tells the riveting story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast force, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be.
The tale spills from Lestat’s heart, as he speaks first of his new existence as reigning monarch–and then of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, proud Child of the Millennia, reviled outcast for his senseless slaughter of the legendary ancient vampire Maharet, forever wise and loving and twin to Mekare the Keeper of the Sacred Core; Rhoshamandes, a force who refuses to live in harmony at the Court of Prince Lestat and threatens all that Lestat has dreamt of.
As the tale unfolds, Lestat takes us from the towers and battlements of his ancestral castle in the snow-covered mountains of France to the verdant wilds of lush Louisiana with its lingering fragrances of magnolias and night jasmine; from the far reaches of the Pacific’s untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine..”
We last heard from the author’s most famous character in Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis which told us, for the first time, the backstory of the mysterious spirit Amel who first melded with the body of Akasha and Enkil in ancient Egypt to create the first vampires.
Rice has proven time and again that she can masterfully meld history to fiction and the promise of visiting the Russian court of Catherine the Great is a particularly tantalizing bit of information for her readers.
Pre-order is available now on Amazon with a publication date of October 2, 2018! In the meantime, we will hopefully be hearing more details soon of the upcoming television adaptation of the Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles, and iHorror will keep you up to date on all the latest details.