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When last the vampire Lestat was seen, he was rising from the dead in present-day New Orleans to walk again among Anne Rice's unforgettable undead. Now Lestat lives again, but in a twilight world of music and memory. His charismatic friend Louis de Pointe du Lac is tortured by the memory of the child vampire, Claudia, whom he loved and lost. He calls on Merrick, young and gorgeous mixed-race by-blow of the rich 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.
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The 7th book in the Vampire Chronicles. Vampires, witchcraft and voodoo come together in this vivid, exotic and terrifying novel

About the Author

Born in New Orleans in 1941, the second daughter of an Irish Catholic family, Anne Rice came to international fame for 'The Vampire Chronicles', which include Interview with the Vampire (filmed by Neil Jordan, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt), The Tale of the Body Thief and the latest volume Blood Canticle. Her other fiction includes the shorter vampire novels, Pandora and Vittorio the Vampire, as well as The Witching Hour, Lasher, The Mummy, The Feast of All Saints and Cry to Heaven. She was born in New Orleans, where she lived for many years, and now lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

Reviews

"Rice writes with a captivating elegance and a mordant wit. She can create fear in the dark but her most dangerous gift is that the shivers sent down the spine are most sensual" * Literary Review * "Rice knows what her readers want - scene after scene of magic and conjuring, with a liberal sprinkling of horror and eroticism" * Times Literary Supplement * "Rice's writing is wonderfully imaginative and as creepily splendid as a hot-house orchid" * Sunday Times * "Rice's witches are sensual glamorous beings, bisexual and hedonistic, whose power is a knife that cuts both ways" * GQ * "Sensuous... A steaming brew of vampires and witches" * Los Angeles Tmes *

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