On that day, the author of those chronicles, as well as, “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches”, “The Wolf Gift Chronicles” and many, many more, releases her latest novel, “Prince Lestat”, which continues the tale of her famous vampires, including her most beloved, Lestat de Lioncourt.
Ever since last March when Mrs. Rice announced the publication of “Prince Lestat” on her son, Christopher’s, internet radio program, “The Dinner Party Show”, the excitement has grown at a fever pitch and speculation abounds over what our favorite characters have been up to and what new mischief will they now be part of.
Unlike most of her work, preview copies of “Prince Lestat” are not available which only fuels fan desire for any information at all.
The author herself has only spoken generally about the plot of her novel.
“It's most important I think to read "The Vampire Lestat" and "The Queen of the Damned." Those two books tell of Lestat's origins, his becoming a vampire, and what happened when he became a rock singer and woke Queen Akasha, the first vampire, with his music and his revelations. ---- "Prince Lestat" is really about how the entire tribe was affected by what happened when Lestat revealed the secrets of vampiric origins. Of course those who have read all the books will probably most enjoy "Prince Lestat" but the novel is written to be understood by someone who is new to the characters and the story. ---- I always try to do that, to write a stand-alone novel.”
Just recently, it was also announced that “The Vampire Chronicles” including “Prince Lestat” was acquired by Universal Studios and will be made into major motion pictures produced by Imagine Entertainment.
New editions of the Chronicles are also being produced with beautiful new covers that will contain the first chapter of “Prince Lestat”.
As usual, immediately after publication, the author will begin her book tour with stops to be named shortly.
However, her first stop will be the annual “Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Fan Club Ball” on Halloween where she will, officially, coronate “Prince Lestat”. For those interested, more information can be found on the club’s website.
“Prince Lestat” has easily become one of the most anticipated novels of this year and, as this is being written, Mrs. Rice is currently at work on the continuation.
So, take heart Anne Rice fans the world over; there are only 58 more days until we are back among our friends and what a time we will have catching up.