- “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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“It is so very interesting to me to see Anne Rice’s style of writing and storytelling evolve over time. If you look back, she wrote the first book in her Vampire Chronicles in the seventies. The seventies! She’s had a long, wonderful career, but over time, she has grown and evolved as a person, and naturally, her writing has, too.” By Scarlett Knight
“A little while afterwards there were great earthquakes and floods, and your warrior race all sank into the earth; and the great island of Atlantis also disappeared in the sea. This is the explanation of the shallows which are found in that part of the Atlantic Ocean.” By M. Galishoff
Author: Anne Rice
Kindle Price: Hardcover $14.47 Paperback $29.00 Audio CD $45.00
Series: Vampire Chronicles (Book 12)
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (November 29, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.5 x 9.6 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
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