BLOOD COMMUNION by ANNE RICE

Blood Communion (The Vampire Chronicles, #13)

The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga–part adventure, part fairy-tale–of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.

I have read every book Anne has put out. I love her world of vampires and the opulence of their world. And of course who doesn’t love the Brat Prince himself?

In this telling of the Blood Communion and how he came to rule the undead and now is fighting for the entire vampire world, we find most of our favorite characters and we move from Europe to Louisiana with elegance and violence.

As much as I am a fan of her work, I’m rather over it. It feels different. Not as compelling as the first books. I really wasn’t interested in this one, but my husband loved it even though he commented it was really just a smash-up of all the others.

I don’t think I could give this one more than 3 stars and for the first time I did not pre-order the book but waited for it to come out at the library.

14 responses to “BLOOD COMMUNION by ANNE RICE”

  1. The first books were great and I loved them. Then, the big mis-cast of Tom Cruise in the film really killed the series in book and film for me.

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  2. Patricia, can you email me a list of the entire Vampire Chronicles so I can read them in order? I’ve read many of them, but would like to start over before I get into the new ones

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    1. Yes I can! Also she has written The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy under another name and it is straight up porn. Crazy fantasy porn. Let’s just say she wasn’t awoken by a kiss!!

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      1. Yep, the Sleeping Beauty trilogy was some hot reading. Someone stole my box set😤

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  3. If this is new then I have not read it. But as far as I knew I had read all of the Lestat series. This will be great if it’s new.
    Thankyou Again
    Michelle Chantler

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    1. Yes it is her latest one that came out in October!

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  4. wow another vampire chronicle 🙂 love anne and her world of vamps. my favourite will always be The Vampire Lestat, it was just magnificent. i’ll have to give this one a go as its been so long since i read the last of the vampire chronicles.

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  5. Too bad. I remember the awe of reading _Tale of the Body Thief_ and _Memnoch the Devil_ in high school (my intros to the series), and being completely captivated by it. Sad the series has fallen. 😦

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      1. Honestly they were sort of spiritually liberating and awakening to my high-school self

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      2. –to say nothing of sensually liberating.

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