The Vampire Chronicles 7
Vampires, witchcraft and voodoo come together in this vivid, exotic and terrifying new novel from Anne Rice, merging the worlds of the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches.
When last the vampire Lestat was seen, he was rising from the dead in present-day New Orleans to walk the world again. Now Lestat lives, but in a twilight world of music and memory.
His charismatic friend Louis is tortured by the memory of the child vampire, Claudia, whom he loved and lost. In a moment of desperation he calls on the beautiful Merrick, an offshoot of the illustrious New Orleans Mayfair clan. To save Louis' sanity, Merrick must use her black witchcraft to call up the ghost of Claudia - however dangerous this may be. There are other Mayfair spirits who will not lie still, and her search takes her close to the edge, through blood and terror, ritual and violence.
Sweeping from New Orleans to the Brazilian jungle and the island of Haiti, this is vampire literature at its most tantalising, sexy and irresistible.
“Rice's writing is wonderfully imaginative and as creepily splendid as a hot-house orchid”
“Rice knows what her readers want... she has the knack of touching on our deepest fears”
Times Literary Supplement