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Anne Rice - Lestat herceg
A világ megmaradt vérszívói közt káosz uralkodik... kárhozat és tűz, törvénytelenül burjánzó parazitasereg tombol mindenütt... Egy Hang riasztja fel a föld mélyén szendergő öreg vámpírokat, azt parancsolja, válogatás nélkül égessék meg elszabadult ivadékaikat Párizstól Bombayig, Hong Kongtól San Franciscóig, szerte a világon. Fogy az idő. Ismerős hőseink csapata, Louis, Armand és a legendás Lestat herceg, aki visszatér önkéntes száműzetéséből, nem kisebb kalandra vállalkozik, mint hogy rátalál arra a valakire - vagy valamire -, akinek a Hangja ezt a rejtélyes világot vezérli, és kideríti a szándékait. Napjaink New Yorkjától az ókori Egyiptomig, Karthágótól a reneszánsz Velencéig végső küldetésre ébrednek az árnyékvilág legősibb és leghatalmasabb erői. Anne Rice legújabb regénye ott veszi fel a fonalat, ahol majdnem negyed százada a Lestat, a vámpír abbamaradt, hogy újult erővel ragadjon magával bennünket a Vámpírkrónikák feledhetetlen világa. De ez a könyv akkor is letehetetlen, ha nem ismerjük az előzményeket: az egész vámpíruniverzumot magában foglalja.
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 - The Mummy
With this kick-off to a new series, Vampire Chronicler Rice abandons her troupe of nocturnals for the living dead of another kind. In a tale that's part horror and part romance, Egyptian King Ramses, made immortal in his youth, is awakened from self-imposed dormancy and deposited in 1914 London. Ramses's introduction to modern times is charming but slow. The plot, however, revs up a bit when he returns to Cairo and runs into an old girlfriend. Much in this book will be familiar to Rice's fans, except in this case it doesn't work. The characters are mostly boring and the conflict is flimsy. You know nothing bad is going to happen to anybody--and nothing does. You're also cheated out of a genuine conclusion, which is both dissatisfying and unfair. Stick to those blood drinkers, Anne, and let the sleeping mummies lie. - Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"
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 - Taltos (angol)
The Mayfair witches face an unimaginable new threat: the Taltos - the giant race gifted with preternatural knowledge, who breed in minutes and live for centuries. The race that spawned the monster-innocent Lasher, who gave the witches their power and almost destroyed them. Unknown to the Mayfairs, another Taltos still lives; the legendary Ashla, who has done and suffered so much down the centuries. Now a frantic dance speeds them all from the dawn of history ant the Dark Ages to high-tech New York, from sensuous New Orleans to Stonehenge and the Scottish Highlands, to wards their ultimate fate... 'If you surrender and go with her, you will find that you have surrendered to enchantments, as in in a voluptuous dream,' - The Boston Globe 'Anne Rice offers more than just a story; she creates a myth.' - Washington Post Book World 'Anne Rice seems to be at home everywhere ... She makes us believe everything she sees.' - The New York Times Book Review
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 Vampire Chronicles Collection
_The hypnotic, deeply seductive novels of Anne Rice have captivated millions of fans around the world. It all began a quarter of a century ago with Interview with the Vampire. Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first three classic novels of The Vampire Chronicles._ INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Witness the confessions of a vampire. A novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force, it is a story of danger and flight, love and loss, suspense and resolution, and the extraordinary power of the senses. “A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Anne Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth–the education of the vampire.” _–Chicago Tribune_ THE VAMPIRE LESTAT Once an aristocrat from pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the decadent 1980s, Lestat rushes through the centuries seeking to fathom the mystery of his existence. His is a mesmerizing story–passionate and thrilling. “Frightening, sensual . . . A psychological, mythological sojourn . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time.” _–San Francisco Chronicle_ QUEEN OF THE DAMNED Akasha, the queen of the damned, has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. She has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind–in this vivid novel of the erotic, electrifying world of the undead. “With _The Queen of the Damned_, Anne Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.” _–Los Angeles Times_
Anne Rice - Cry to Heaven
The acclaimed author of Servant of the Bones makes real for us the exquisite and otherworldly society of the eighteenth-century castrati, the delicate and alluring male sopranos whose graceful bodies and glorious voices brought them the adulation of the royal courts and grand opera houses of Europe, men who lived as idols, concealing their pain as they were adored as angels, yet shunned as half men.
Anne Rice - Blackwood Farm (angol)
_Lestat is back, saviour and demon, presiding over a gothic story of family greed and hatred through generations, a terrifying drama of blood lust and betrayal, possession and matricide._ Blackwood Farm with its grand Southern mansion, set among dark cypress swamps in Louisiana, harbours terrible blood-stained secrets and family ghosts. Heir to them all is Quinn Blackwood, young, rash and handsome, whom Lestat takes under his wing. But Quinn is in thrall not only to the past and his own appetites but, even more dangerously, to a companion spirit, a 'goblin' succubus who could destroy him and others. Only the unearthly power of Lestat combined with the earthly powers of the Mayfair clan could hope to save Quinn from himself and his ghosts, or to rescue the doomed girl Quinn loves from her own mortality... Shocking, savage and richly erotic, this novel with a deceptively innocent title brings us Anne Rice at her most powerfully disturbing. Here are vampires witches, demons and doppelganger, men and women caught up in death and destruction, blood and fire, cruelty and fate.
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 - 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 - Prince Lestat
A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return…From Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology--a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller. "What can we do but reach for the embrace that must now contain both heaven and hell: our doom again and again and again…" --from The Vampire Lestat Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans, in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned ("mesmerizing" --San Francisco Chronicle), a long-awaited novel that picks up where The Vampire Lestat ("brilliant…its undead characters are utterly alive" --New York Times) left off more than a quarter of a century ago to create an extraordinary new world of spirits and forces--the characters, legend, and lore of all the Vampire Chronicles. The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis…vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned…Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why… And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - Ashley Marie Witter - Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story
A richly-illustrated graphic novel adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent with their insistence upon treating her like a little girl, even though she has lived as long as any mortal man...and her lust to kill is certainly no less than theirs...
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 - 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 - Called Out of Darkness
In 2005, Anne Rice startled her readers with her novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and by revealing that, after years as an atheist, she had returned to her Catholic faith. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana followed. And now, in her powerful and haunting memoir, Rice tells the story of the spiritual transformation that produced a complete change in her literary goals. She begins with her girlhood in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. She describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life. She writes about her years in radical Berkeley, where her career as a novelist began with the publication of Interview with the Vampire, soon to be followed by more novels about otherworldly beings, about the realms of good and evil, love and alienation, pageantry and ritual, each reflecting aspects of her often agonizing moral quest. She writes about loss and tragedy (her mother’s drinking; the death of her daughter and, later, her beloved husband, Stan Rice); about new joys; about the birth of her son, Christopher; about the family’s return in 1988 to the city of New Orleans, the city that inspired so much of her work. She tells how after an adult lifetime of questioning, she experienced the intense conversion and consecration to Christ that lie behind her most recent novels. For her readers old and new, this book explores her continuing interior pilgrimage.
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.
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 - 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 - A testtolvaj meséje
Vámpírhős, rocksztár, embertömegek csábítója, kísértő szellem... Lestat valóban rendkívüli a halhatatlanok között! Mégsem boldog, lángoló vére tovább űzi, szeretne visszaváltozni halandóvá, hogy halálon túli léte újra értelmet nyerjen. Ez a vágy űzi céltalan bolyongásaiban, Amszterdamtól az Amazoni őserdőkig, míg végül találkozik az egyetlen lénnyel, a minden ördögnél gonoszabb Testtolvajjal, aki valóra válthatja kívánságát. De miután Lestat lemond vámpírtestéről, tudomásul kell vennie azt, amit rég elfelejtett: a halandó ember sebezhetőségét és gyarlóságát... Újra üldözőbe kell vennie a rejtélyes testtolvajt, hogy visszaszerezze ellopott testét, hogy újra elfoglalja helyét minden vámpírok leghatalmasabbjaiként...
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 - 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 - Armand, a vámpír
Armand, az ősöreg élőhalott, aki eddig csak mellékszereplője volt a Vámpírkrónikáknak, belép a rivaldafénybe, és elmeséli életét, hogy miként lett ikonfestő novíciusból reneszánsz vámpír, majd a Sátán hitét vesztett misszionáriusa a párizsi temetőkben, végül a Vámpírszínház igazgatója, majd a huszadik században misztikus és hitetlen hitvalló, két halandó gyermek szerelmese, akikkel elölről kezdődik a Velencében félbeszakadt, ötszáz éves történet...
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 - 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.
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