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Another, and final (according to Anne Rice), addition to the Vampire Chronicles. Favorite characters from seperate story lines are brought together to tie up loose ends. The plot seemed to drag and rush simultaneously - too much time spent here and not enough there. The narrator, David Pittu, rendered wonderful performances for the male characters of the story; however, the female characters were diminished by his unmistakably male voice. I look forward to Anne Rice's future works centered on "those who walk in the light."
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gives wonderful life to anne rice's words
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What's interesting about this book is how defensive Anne is about her own body of work especially at the start of the novel but also throughout the story. she uses the voice of Lestat to defy unreiterated criticism of previous vampire chronicle books.
The story itself seems mundane. Despite the fact that a new species of humanoid are discovered it reads as humdrum experiences of Lestat personal life. nothing as fantastically amazing as the interview with the vampire or Lestat or queen of the damped.
Still Anne's writing is excellent in the voices she gives characters and the narrator is easy to listen to so I was able to finish the book easily enough. It simply wasn't the magic I yearned for from the previous books.