Anne Rice on Facebook
Anne Rice is one of the most active authors on social media, and she teased her fans this week with the possibility of a vampire etiquette and clothing guide coming our way written by none other than the Brat Prince himself, Lestat de Lioncourt!
Rice posted the following on her uber popular Facebook page:
Prince Lestat is thinking of writing a guide to etiquette and clothes for gentleman and lady vampires. He’s disgusted with all the poorly dressed vampires he’s seen on TV, and sick to death of seeing them spill blood all over themselves.
The well dressed gentleman or lady vampire never spills a drop of blood on anyone anywhere. And clothes are always a statement, whether we intend it or not — or so he says. Of course he’s pondering the etiquette of the “little drink,” and when to spellbind. He’s taking notes, gathering his thoughts for his guide. I’ll have an update soon.
We’ll keep our eyes and ears open, and in the meantime don’t forget just a few months remain until the October 28th release of Prince Lestat from Knopf.
Prince Lestat Synopsis:
A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return… From Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology—a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller.
“What can we do but reach for the embrace that must now contain both heaven and hell: our doom again and again and again…” —from The Vampire Lestat
Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans, in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of The Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned, a long-awaited novel that picks up where The Vampire Lestat left off more than a quarter of a century ago to create an extraordinary new world of spirits and forces—the characters, legend, and lore of all The Vampire Chronicles.
The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis… vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned… Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.
As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, 4th century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all The Vampire Chronicles—Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet; Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia, along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures—come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who—or what—the Voice is and to discover the secret of what it desires and why…
And, at the book’s center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw—the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…
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