Lestat, the breakout star of the Interview with the Vampire book series The Vampire Chronicles, will come out of his crypt in Anne Rice’s new novel, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis. Entertainment Weekly recently published an excerpt of the upcoming book.
Rice’s most famous vampire has already been underground and how he’s going underwater. The next installment in the long-running The Vampire Chronicles book series will take place in the mythical nautical kingdom of Atlantis.
Rice offers a utopian blend af the ancient worlds and the legends of the Vampire Chronicles.
“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,” reads the official synopsis.
“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.”
Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis will hit book shelves out November 29.
You can read Entertainment Weekly’s sample of the book at the link in the source line below.