Electrifying, erotic, terrifying - the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles is as rich, as violent, as sensual as the runaway bestsellers that precede it
The burden of immortality is weighing upon the vampire Lestat. In a desperate bid to end his everlasting life he attempts suicide by flying into the sunrise above the Gobi desert. The attempt fails but it intensifies his desire to be human again.
Just as Lestat resigns himself to the body of a killer he is approached by the body thief, a creature who covets Lestat's monstrous power and can give him what he wants: a mortal body.
Lestat, ignoring the warnings of those he trusts, agrees to surrender his vampire body for a week. But the body thief vanishes. Chaos ensues and the newly mortal Lestat is left to discover what he had forgotten: the suffering, the weakness and the fragility of a living life.Author Profile
Born in New Orleans in 1941, the second daughter of an Irish Catholic family, Anne Rice came to international fame for ‘The Vampire Chronicles’, which include Interview with the Vampire
(filmed by Neil Jordan, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt), The Tale of the Body Thief
and the latest volume Blood Canticle
. Her other fiction includes the shorter vampire novels, Pandora
and Vittorio the Vampire
, as well as The Witching Hour
, The Mummy
, The Feast of All Saints
and Cry to Heaven.
She was born in New Orleans, where she lived for many years, and now lives in Rancho Mirage, California.Reviews
Supernatural horror that seems to have everything - passions, originality, imagination, narrative power, kinky sexuality and a superbly drawn otherworldly protagonist,An enchanting tale