Christopher Rice avoided writing about the supernatural for years, but a character grabbed hold and wouldn’t let go so he relented and penned The Heavens Rise. And he set it in a city he said he’d never return to in a novel…
In this video interview with Rice, he discusses why he waited so long to follow in his mother, Anne Rice’s, supernatural footsteps; what happens to people experiencing mind control and possession in his story; why he returned to his beloved city of New Orleans for the setting of The Heavens Rise; and much more.
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New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice returns to New Orleans in this supernatural novel featuring a group of teenagers who find themselves with mysterious and dangerous powers.
Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property—a well that has roots all the way down into the soils of the Mississippi River. A well that brings ancient things to the surface—things that should have stayed buried.
When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realizes that she is not alone. Someone else, someone who was exposed to the same mysterious parasite during a clandestine visit to the swamp Niquette would rather keep secret, also is discovering his new talents, and he’s not as nice as she is…
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