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Clarified: Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis Is Same Book as Blood Paradise



When we spoke with her at the San Diego Comic-Con two years ago, Anne Rice’s follow-up to Prince Lestat was in the formulative stages and tentatively titled Blood Paradise.  So when word came a few days ago that sequel Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis is on its way in November, we were a little confused.

So, we (and several of her other fans) reached out to Anne on Facebook for clarification.  In a post thanking everyone for celebrating the pending arrival of the new novel with her, she wrote: “Thanks, beloved People of the Page for making the announcement of my new novel, “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis” so much fun yesterday. You never let me down. It’s a bit of an author’s dream to have a book coming out so soon after publisher acceptance — in this case, the book will be in stores by November 29th! And I’m deliriously happy. By the way, this IS the book that was tentatively named “Blood Paradise.” I scrapped the title because I wanted Atlantis front and center in the new title. Make no mistake, this is a full fledged Lestat novel as well as being a full fledged Atlantis novel.”

And it’s a true sequel, too; Rice says, This new novel flows right from Prince Lestat.”

As for whether or not she’ll be doing a tour in support of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, it seems likely.  Rice posted the following in answer to that question: “I hope so… When I have news of where we will be, I will share.”

We’ll keep our eyes and ears open.  In the meantime, be sure to visit Amazon to pre-order your copy now.

From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power, uniting the ancient worlds and the legends of The Vampire Chronicles.

“In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken…” –Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.

It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout The Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent–and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.





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