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Anne Rice - The ​Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty
In ​the traditional folk tale "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.

Anne Rice - Pandora új vámpírtörténetei
A Vámpírkrónikák, A Csontok Szolgálója és A Múmia írója ismét a vámpírok világába kalauzol bennünket. Új regényének főhőse Pandora, a vámpír-istennő, aki két évezred távlatából meséli el halandó, majd halhatatlan sorsát. Miközben Pandora a kelta Mariusszal, a legősibb vámpírok őrzőjével rója az évszázadokat, történelmi korok és helyszínek kaleidoszkópja tárul szemünk elé: Augustus császár Rómája, a hellenisztikus Antiokheia és a Közel-Kelet pezsgő birodalma, majd az első keresztények világa . Az élettől lüktető helyszínek jól ellenpontozzák a halhatatlanság mérhetetlen magányát, melyet a vámpíroknak újra és újra meg kell élniük, amíg az idő szele mai világunk nyüzsgésébe nem sodorja őket...

Anne Rice - The ​Wolves of Midwinter
The ​tale of THE WOLF GIFT continues . . . In Anne Rice’s surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers (“I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early vampire chronicle fiction” —Alan Cheuse, The Boston Globe; “A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure, shape-shifting and suspense” —Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post), readers were spellbound as Rice imagined a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast. Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, Anne Rice brings us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point—to further explore the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf. The novel opens on a cold, gray landscape. It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide. For Reuben Golding, now infused with the wolf gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this Christmas promises to be like no other . . . as he soon becomes aware that the Morphenkinder, steeped in their own rituals, are also celebrating the Midwinter Yuletide festival deep within Nideck forest. From out of the shadows of the exquisite mansion comes a ghost—tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection . . . As Reuben finds himself caught up with the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence and the preparations for the Nideck town Christmas reach a fever pitch, astonishing secrets are revealed, secrets that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits—centuries old—who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers . . .

Anne Rice - Blood ​Canticle
Lestat ​is back with a vengeance and in thrall to Rowan Mayfair. Both demon and angel, he is drawn to kill but tempted by goodness as he moves among the pantheon of Anne Rice's unforgettable characters: Julien Mayfair, his tormentor; Rowan, witch neurosurgeon, who attracts spirits to herself, casts spells on others and finds herself dangerously drawn to Lestat; Patsy, country and western singer, who was killed by Quinn Blackwood and dumped in a swamp; Ash Templeton, a 5,000-year-old Taltos whose genes live on in the Mayfairs. Now, Lestat fights to save Patsy's ghost from the dark realms of the Earthbound, to uncover the mystery of the Taltos and to decide the fate of Roan Mayfair. Anne Rice's irresistible dreams - the world of Blackwood Farm and the Mayfair Witches - collide as Lestat struggles between lust for blood and the quest for life, between gratification and redemption. 'There are times when Anne Rice seems like nothing less than a magician' - The New York Times Book Review

Anne Rice - The ​Wolf Gift
A ​daring new departure from the inspired creator of The Vampire Chronicles (“unrelentingly erotic . . . unforgettable”—The Washington Post), Lives of the Mayfair Witches (“Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature”—San Francisco Chronicle), and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim (“remarkable”—Associated Press). A whole new world—modern, sleek, high-tech—and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history: the making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as only Anne Rice, teller of mesmerizing tales, conjurer extraordinaire of other realms, could create. The time is the present. The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest. A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer . . . An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . An idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift. As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf” by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence) . . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there may be others like him who are watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.

Anne Rice - Lasher
A ​Mayfair-boszorkányok életének első fejezetében, a Boszorkányok órájában Anne Rice ismét igéző legendát teremtett. Új regényével ide, a boszorkánydinasztia babonával és misztikával átszőtt világába viszi vissza olvasóit. Újra találkozhatunk az előző kötet főhőseivel, a ragyogóan eszes és gyönyörű Rowan Mayfairrel, a boszorkánybokor királynőjével, és Lasherrel, a démonnal, aki igyekszik sötét bűbájának béklyójában tartani őt. Rowan azonban felismeri, hogy ha meg akarja óvni a gonosz rontásától magát s gyermeküket - egy új emberfajta első sarját -, menekülnie kell a démon elől. Lélegzetelállító hajsza kezdődik, tájakon és korokon keresztül, újra és újra átlépve az emberi és a démoni világ határait. A Lasher az álmok hatalmával vezeti olvasóit a delejes történeten át, ördögi és angyali nagyravágyások és szenvedélyek szürkületi ösvényein.

Anne Rice - Die ​Königin der Verdammten
Der ​dritte Band der „Chronik der Vampire“ Er ist schön wie ein gefallener Engel, doch sein Lebenselixier ist Blut: Lestat de Lioncourt, der ewige Rebell unter den Vampiren, der Jüngling mit den blauen Augen und dem blonden Haar. Seine unerhörten Taten haben die Liebe von Akascha, der Königin der Verdammten, geweckt. Sie, die Urmutter aller Vampire, bricht nach jahrtausendelangem Schlaf mit ihrem geliebten Prinzen Lestat auf, die Welt nach ihren eigenen archaisch-grausamen Vorstellungen zu gestalten. Bis Lestat erkennt, dass er sich zwischen seinem verzehrenden Verlangen nach Akascha und der Liebe zu den Menschen entscheiden muss.

Anne Rice - Angyalok ​ideje
A ​sétáló halott, a Lélektelen, Toby O'Dare az alvilág rettegett, könyörtelen ítéletvégrehajtója. Álarcok és álnevek mögött, láthatatlanul rejtőzködve járja az orgyilkosok lidércnyomásos és végtelenül magányos útjait, várva a következő megbíztatás mesterétől, az Igaz Embertől. Egy nap azonban rendkívüli esemény zúzza össze üres és kietlen életét; találkozik egy misztikus idegennel - egy angyallal, a Szeráffal. Az angyal egy megbízatást - Szent Küldetést ajánl fel neki, amihez olyan távolra kell utaznia, mint még senkinek előtte. O'Dare megkezdi utazását a megváltásért, a küldetést halálos veszélyen, álmokért és hősökért. Amerre jár, útját hűség és árulás, önzetlenség és szerelem kíséri.

Anne Rice - Pandora ​/ Vittorio
In ​Pandora, fledgling vampire David Talbot chronicles the history of Pandora, a two-thousand-year-old vampire, and in fifteenth-century Renaissance Florence, Vittorio finds his world shattered when his entire family is destroyed in an act of unholy violence and embarks on a desperate quest for revenge, in Vittorio, the Vampire, in an omnibus edition.

Anne Rice - Az ​út Kánáig
Anne ​Rice Krisztus életét bemutató mesteri sorozatának második kötete. Júdeára száraz, poros, feszültséggel terhes tél köszönt. Mindenki, aki ismeri és szereti Jézust, arra vár, hogy valamilyen jel érkezzen, mely megmutatja, melyik utat fogja végül választani. Vízbe merítése után végre kész szembenézni a sorsával. Amikor a kánai menyegzőn borrá változtatja a vizet, felismerik benne a felkentet, az Atyaisten pedig olyan szolgálatra szólítja, ami az egész gyanútlan világot át fogja alakítani. A szerző új bevezetőjével és jegyzeteivel. Az evangéliumokon és a legelismertebb újszövetségi kutatásokon alapuló "Az út Kánáig" ereje Anne Rice-nak az írást átható mély érzelmeiből és a Jézust szinte elénk varázsoló elbeszélésmódjából ered.

Anne Rice - Servant ​of the Bones
It ​is an autobiographical account of the creation and subsequent existence of a genii, Azriel. It is a story told as a fireside chat and it is rich with historical accounts of Azriel's life as a displaced Jew/rich merchant's son in Babylon at the time of its conquest by Cyrus the Persian. There are also glimpses of life in ancient Miletus, in Strasbourg during a pogram, and New York City of the 1990s. Explanation of the novel's title: Throughout the novel, Azriel is struggling to understand whether he is a ghost, a demon, or an angel. He is trying to understand why his god has denied him the Stairway to Heaven by allowing him to be made into an immortal spirit who is bound to the gold-encased bones of his mortal body. As a genie, he must obey the Master of those bones (whoever has them at the moment) and become the Master's Servant of good or evil. Thus the title, Servant of the Bones. Plot summary Azriel is telling the story of his transformation into and subsequent existence as an immortal genii who is forced to obey the Master who calls him. Over centuries, Azriel becomes less obedient to the Masters and a warning is placed on the casket of his bones that he is not to be summoned lest his evil be loosed upon the undeserving world. After many centuries of rest, Azriel finds himself awake and in New York City, a dazed witness to the murder of a young woman, Esther Belkin. He becomes inexplicably obsessed with the desire to avenge her death and to find out who called him into the physical world in time to see Esther die but not in time to save her. This quest leads him to the girl's stepfather, Gregory Belkin, who would pay any price to fulfill his messianic dream via his immense worldwide religious organization, the Temple of the Mind of God. As his quest approaches its climax, he risks his supernatural powers to forestall an attempt to destroy the world thus redeeming what was denied him for so long: his own eternal human soul.

Anne Rice - Pandora ​(angol)
Pandora, ​a senator's daughter in Augustus Caesar's day, flees to Antioch when her family gets killed and discovers the antidote to stern Roman rationalism in the occult wisdom of the East. "Something attacked my reason," Pandora writes. "The very thing the Roman Emperors had so feared in Egyptian cults and Oriental cults swept over me: mystery and emotion which claim a superiority to reason and law." Pandora gets her sexy vampire initiation at the fangs of handsome Marius (who later inducted Rice's famed vampire Lestat). Pandora tells how a nice Roman girl became a vampire in modern Paris, but mostly the book celebrates the sights and sounds (and philosophical bloodlettings) of the classical world.

Anne Rice - A ​múmia
Valahol ​az egyiptomi sivatag mélyén, egy sírboltban II. Ramszesz szíve még mindig dobog, miközben a fáraó évezredes álmát alussza. A régész, aki testét megtalálja, gyanútlanul Londonba viszi, ahol a fáraóval együtt újjáéled különös múltja is. Amikor pedig Ramszesz rábukkan egy kairói múzeumban egykori kedvese múmiájára, az évezredeken átívelő szerelem ereje és a halhatatlanság gyötrelme drámai végkifejlet felé indítja el a történetet... Anne Rice, az Interjú a vámpírral világhírű szerzője biztos kézzel kalauzol bennünket az ókor misztériumai és egy újkori gyilkosság rejtélyei közt, mesteri módon adagolva a tudást és az izgalmat.

Anne Rice - Of ​Love and Evil
“I ​dreamed a dream of angels. I saw them and heard them in a great and endless galactic night. I saw the lights that were these angels, flying here and there, in streaks of irresistible brilliance . . . I felt love around me in this vast and seamless realm of sound and light . . . And something akin to sadness swept me up and mingled my very essence with the voices who sang, because the voices were singing of me . . . ” Thus begins Anne Rice’s lyrical, haunting new novel, a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that once again summons up dark and dangerous worlds set in times past. Anne Rice takes us to other realms, this time to the world of fifteenth-century Rome, a city of domes and rooftop gardens, rising towers and crosses beneath an ever-shifting layer of clouds; familiar hills and tall pines . . . of Michelangelo and Raphael, of the Holy Inquisition and of Leo X, second son of a Medici, holding forth from the papal throne . . .

Anne Rice - Táltos
A ​Mayfair-boszorkányok életének második fejezetében, a Lasherben Anne Rice ismét igéző legendát teremtett. Új regényével ide, a boszorkánydinasztia babonával és misztikával átszőtt világába viszi vissza olvasóit. Úgy tűnik, az Első utcai Mayfairek ideje lejárt: utolsó sarjuk, Rowan Mayfair, már nem alkalmas arra, hogy megtestesítse a Mayfairek hatalmát. Annál energikusabban pezseg az erő a családfa más ágaiban, ahol Lasher keresztelő igyekezete nélkül, maguktól teremnek ősanyákhoz méltó boszorkányok, köztük is a legerősebb Mona, az új örökösnő. A Talamasca egyik tudósa, Stuart Gordon, tudja: az emberiség előtt egy másik értelmes faj is élt a földön...

Anne Rice - Vittorio, ​a vámpír
A ​tizenhat éves Vittorio, aki egyetlen túlélője annak a brutális és érthetetlen mészárlásnak, amely apja toszkánai várkastélyának összes lakóját kiirtotta, bosszúra szomjasan menekül Cosimo de' Medici ragyogó Firenzéjébe. Bár egy titokzatos nő megmenti a haláltól, nem szabadulhat az ördögi, véres lidércnyomástól, a háború és a politikai intrikák hálójából, egy veszedelmes szerelem pedig pusztulással fenyegeti. Anne Rice egy varázslatos új alakkal ismertet meg bennünket, miközben szenvedélyes és tragikus legendát sző a kárhozott ifjú szerelméről és elveszett ártatlanságáról a szörnyűségek és műremekek, az angyalok és ördögök, a szent és profán csodák reneszánsz Itáliájában.

Anne Rice - Beauty's ​Release
For ​the uninhibited listener of adult fairy tales...the conclusion of Anne Rice's exquisitely erotic trilogy. An unforgettable journey to the forbidden side of passion. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty's Punishment took readers and listeners only partway through Anne Rice's explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now her elegantly written, erotically charged retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth concludes, taking listeners through a doorway that leads to the hidden regions of the psyche and the heart. In Beauty's Release, Beauty's adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem. As this voluptuous adult fairy tale moves toward conclusion, all Beauty's encounters with the myriad variations of sexual fantasy are presented in a sensuous, rich prose that intensifies this exquisite rendition of love's secret world, and makes the Beauty series an incomparable study of erotica.

Anne Rice - The ​Feast of All Saints
In ​the days before the Civil War, there lived in New Orleans the gens de couleur libre - copper-skinned half-casts, liberated by their owners, but confined by their color to a life of political nonexistence and social subordination. Still, an aristocracy would emerge in this society: artist, poets, and musicians, plantation owners, scientists and craftsmen whose talents and reputations would extend far beyond the limits of their small world. Mega-selling author Anne Rice's probing, lyrical style sweeps us into their midst as she introduces Marcel, the sensitive, blue-eyed scholar, Marie, his breathtakingly beautiful sister, whose curse is to pass for white; Christophe, novelist and teacher, the idol of all young gens and stunning Anna Bella, whose allure for the well-to-do white man would become legend. Here is a compelling and richly textured tale of a people forever caught in the shadows between black and white.

Anne Rice - Memnoch ​the Devil
The ​fifth volume of Rice's Vampire Chronicles is one of her most controversial books. The tale begins in New York, where Lestat, the coolest of Rice's vampire heroes, is stalking a big-time cocaine dealer and religious-art smuggler--this guy should get it in the neck. Lestat is also growing fascinated with the dealer's lovely daughter, a TV evangelist who's not a fraud. Lestat is also being stalked himself, by some shadowy guy who turns out to be Memnoch, the devil, who spirits him away. From here on, the book might have been called Interview with the Devil (by a Vampire). It's a rousing story interrupted by a long debate with the devil. Memnoch isn't the devil as ordinarily conceived: he got the boot from God because he objected to God's heartless indifference to human misery. Memnoch takes Lestat to heaven, hell, and throughout history. Some readers are appalled by the scene in which Lestat sinks his fangs into the throat of Christ on the cross, but the scene is not a mere shock tactic: Jesus is giving Lestat a bloody taste in order to win him over to God's side, and Rice is dead serious about the battle for his soul. Rice is really doing what she did as a devout young Catholic girl asked to imagine in detail what Christ's suffering felt like--it's just that her imagination ran away with her.

Anne Rice - Vér ​és arany
Mariust, ​a római birodalom büszke szenátorát elrabolják és átkényszerítik a vér sötét birodalmába, ahol neki kell oltalmaznia a vámpírok királynőjét és királyát, a természetfölötti fajta hatalmának letéteményeseit. Az ő szemével látjuk a pogány Róma bukását, Nagy Constantinus császár győzelmét, az Örök Város barbár kifosztását, a dögvész förtelmes utójátékát. A reneszánsz szépségében feltámadó Mariusból festő lesz, aki veszedelmes, de boldog életet él a halandók között, kitárva szívét Botticellinek a nagy festőnek, Biancának, az igéző kurtizánnak, és titokzatos fiatal tanítványának, Armandnak. Ám sorsa a mi korunkban dől el, az őserdő mélyén, ahol a világ első vámpírjainál keresi az igazságot...

Anne Rice - The ​Tale of the Body Thief
It's ​been said that Vladimir Nabokov's best novels are the ones he wrote after starting a failed novel. Anne Rice wrote The Body Thief, the fourth thrilling episode of her Vampire Chronicles, right after she spent a long time poring over that most romantic of horror novels, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, to research a novel Rice abandoned about an artificial man. Perhaps as a result of Shelley's influence, The Body Thief is far more psychologically penetrating than its predecessors, with a laser-like focus on a single tormented soul. Oh, we meet some wild new characters, and Rice's toothsome vampire-hero Lestat zooms around the globe--as is his magical habit--from Miami to the Gobi desert, but he's in such despair that he trades his immortal body to a con man named Raglan James, who offers him in return two days of strictly mortal bliss. Lestat has always had a faulty impulse-control valve, and it gets him in truly intriguing trouble this time. On the plus side, he gets to experience romance with a nun and orange juice--"thick like blood, but full of sweetness." But Lestat is horrified by an uncommon cold, and his toilet training proves traumatic. He's also got to catch Raglan James, who has no intention of giving up his dishonestly acquired new superpowered body. Lestat enlists the help of David Talbot, a mortal in the Talamasca, a secret society of immortal watchers described in Queen of the Damned.

Anne Rice - Faye Perozich - The ​Tale of The Body Thief
Lestat ​is the decadent, corrupt night-dweller with a craving for human blood. Now transformed into a Dark God, he must make a journey into the heart of darkness, where he must confront his own cursed immortality and the emptiness of his soul.

Anne Rice - The ​Vampire Lestat
Once ​an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

Anne Rice - A ​farkasok ajándéka
Az ​idő a jelen. A hely egy fényűző udvarház a Csendes-óceánra néző szirttetőn, Észak-Kalifornia zord partján. Egy fiatal újságíró… Egy érett asszony, aki vendégül látja otthonában… Két különös ember véletlen találkozása… Egy idilli éjszaka, amely véres erőszakba fúl… Egy epizód, amely beindít egy félelmetes, ugyanakkor varázslatos átváltozást, hogy a fiatalember a reá váró sorstól mámorosan és rémülten, a kéj és az iszonyat között vergődve ismerhesse meg a farkasok borzongató ajándékát. Mindezt átszövi egy szenvedő lélek áhítozása a megváltásra, és a viharos, részegítő utazás a farkasemberi létben. Színtiszta Anne Rice: féktelen, gótikus horror mese. Ezúttal vérfarkasokkal. The Wall Street Journal Jóféle régimódi koktél, titokzatos elveszett fajból, átváltozásból és izgalomból keverve. The Washington Post A farkasok ajándéka egy lenyűgöző krimi. San Francisco Chronicle

Anne Rice - Angel ​Time
Anne ​Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past—a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins. The novel opens in the present. At its center: Toby O’Dare—a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases—just now: Lucky the Fox—and takes his orders from “The Right Man.” Into O’Dare’s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear . . . In this primitive setting, O’Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.

Anne Rice - Out ​of Egypt
This ​book seeks to present a realistic fictional portrait of Our Lord in Time. It is rooted in the faith that the Creator of the Universe became human in the person of Jesus Christ and “dwelt among us.” The magnificent mystery of the Incarnation is accepted and affirmed as fact. Scripture is the inspiration for the emotions and powers of the Child Jesus as they are envisioned here. History as well as the gospels is the source for this picture of a world in which Our Lord might have lived, as a little boy, in war and in peace, from day to day. Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

Anne Rice - The ​Witching Hour
"We ​watch and we are always here" is the motto of the Talamasca, a saintly group with extrasensory powers which has for centuries chronicled the lives of the Mayfairs--a dynasty of witches that brought down a shower of flames in 17th-century Scotland, fled to the plantations of Haiti and on to the New World, where they settled in the haunted city of New Orleans. Rice ( The Queen of the Damned ) plumbs a rich vein of witchcraft lore, conjuring in her overheated, florid prose the decayed antebellum mansion where incest rules, dolls are made of human bone and hair, and violent storms sweep the skies each time a witch dies and the power passes on. Newly annointed is Rowan Mayfair, a brilliant California neurosurgeon kept in ignorance of her heritage by her adoptive parents. She returns to the fold after bringing back Michael Curry from the dead; he, too, has unwanted extrasensory gifts and, like Rowan and the 12 Mayfairs before her, has beheld Lasher: devil, seducer, spirit. Now Lasher wants to come through to this world forever and Rowan is the Mayfair who can open the door. This massive tome repeatedly slows, then speeds when Rice casts off the Talamasca's pretentious, scholarly tones and goes for the jugular with morbid delights, sexually charged passages and wicked, wild tragedy.

Anne Rice - Christopher Rice - The ​Passion of Cleopatra
From ​the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions. Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life. But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality—and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.

Anne Rice - A ​Kárhozottak Királynője
___Lestat, ​a vámpír merőben más szemszögből tárta elénk a vámpírok életét és eredetét saját regényében, mint annak előtte Louis az _Interjú a vámpírral_ban. A vérivó halhatatlanok származásának teljes története azonban még annál is összetettebb, mint ahogy azt Lestat ismeri, és szorosan összefonódik két másik „természetfeletti” életforma, a szellemek és a boszorkányok létével. ___Miközben Lestat rockbandája minden korábbi tabut megszegve telekürtöli a világot a halhatatlanok eddig eltitkolt létével, a múlt ködéből előbukkannak a legősibbek, az elsőként lett vérivók, hogy helyükre tegyék a modern világ nagyszájú, hangos vámpírjait.

Anne Rice - Lasher ​(angol)
Returning ​to the Mayfair clan she introduced in The Witching Hour , Rice offers another vast, transcontinental saga of witchcraft and demonism in the tradition of Gothic melodrama. The eponymous Lasher is a demon spirit who preys on female Mayfairs in his attempt to procreate. Rowan Mayfair, queen of the coven who has borne Lasher's child, has now disappeared. At times this main narrative is lost as the story moves from the Louisiana Mayfairs to the Scottish Donnelaiths and the clandestine London Telamasca society, with copious personal histories and myriad characters. Long sections ramble without a compelling point of view, and are dampened by stock elements: cliched wind storms, sexy witches, the endless supply of money the Telemasca has at its disposal. At times, Lasher is too much in evidence (rattling the china, gnashing his teeth) to be frightening. But embedded in this antique demonism is a contemporary tale of incest and family abuse that achieves resonance. It is maintained through the character of Lasher, both child and man at the same time, who manipulates his victims with his own pain. At their best, Rice's characters rise above the more wooden plot machinations with an ironic and modern complexity: Mona, the young feminist witch with sharklike business instincts; Julien, the dead patriarch, who movingly recalls his male lovers; Yuri, the clever Serbian orphan. Despite lapses into uninspired language, ultimately the novel is compelling through its exhaustive monumentality.

Anne Rice - The ​Vampire Armand
Readers ​of her 1995 novel, Memnoch the Devil, will recall that the vampire Armand ended his existence by stepping into the sun. Since he was a popular character from earlier tales, a resounding protest from fans followed. In response, Rice concocted a way in this, her seventh Vampire Chronicle since Interview with the Vampire (1976), to raise Armand from the dead. He is, in fact, the narrator of this story, in which he looks back on his earthly existence, revisiting his apprenticeship in 16th-century Venice to the regal vampire artist, Marius De Romanus, who saved his life with the kiss of immortality. Afterward, Armand returned to his Russian homeland, but when disaster parted him from Marius, he became the nihilistic leader of a pack of Parisian vampires. Rice offers exquisite details of erotic romps and political intrigues while reprising other material familiar to her fans, but finally returns to the pressing question of what happened to Armand in the sun's lethal rays. She supplies a vivid and resonant description of the experience, set against the counterpoint of Beethoven's Appassionata. Unfortunately, she dims the effect by dragging Armand through rambling scenes involving two odd children, Sybelle and Benji. Otherwise, this is a lavishly poetic recital in which Armand struggles with the fragility of religious belief. The final scene is a stunner.

Anne Rice - A ​csontok szolgálója
Az ​Interjú a vámpírral világhírű szerzője most is az okkultizmus és a misztikum birodalmába vezeti el az olvasót. Új regényében a pogány istenek és a csodás zikkuratok világa, az ókori Babilon városa elevenedik meg. Itt, a véres háborúk e tébolyult időszakában ismerkedünk meg Ázriellel, a művelt zsidó ifjúval, aki ördögi varázslat áldozata lesz, ám nyugalmat halálában sem lelhet. A túlvilágról hozzák vissza, hogy szellemként örök engedelmességre, a Csontok mindenkori tulajdonosának szolgálatára kényszerítsék. Bár Ázriel - dacolva a pusztító erőkkel - leszámol ördögi uraival, az öröklét rabjaként továbbra sem nyugodhat. A Csontok Szolgálójának mindenkor engedelmeskednie kell a könnyelmű halandók hívásának, így jut el Babilon mesés függőkertjeiből a XX. századvégi New Yorkba, ahol milliók életét fenyegető összeesküvésre lel. Ahhoz, hogy megakadályozza a világméretű pusztítást, természetfeletti erejét kell felhasználnia. Csak így nyerheti el a végső megváltást...

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