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Blood Communion

(The Vampire Chronicles #13)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  3,682 ratings  ·  554 reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Knopf
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Tammy
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lacking that certain bite, the Brat Prince is back. The Vampire Chronicles are becoming a bit long in the tooth to be truly entertaining.
Jenna
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: horror aficionados, Anne Rice fans
Shelves: fantasy
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Oh, what to say, what to say? I am so torn by this latest installation of Lestat's antics, don't know how I really feel about it. Don't get me wrong, the writing is beautiful, pure and classic Anne Rice. Anyone who loves her writing style will be delighted with this book. I think perhaps my reading preferences have changed, think I have changed. I'm just not feeling the love anymore. That really bothers me; I have loved Anne Rice since I first read Interview with the Vampire 25 years ago, ha
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Ah, vampires. What can I say? I read this in 24 hours (it's short). I'm a sucker for vampires. I have actually kind of liked these last few "Prince Lestat" books. Yes, Anne Rice goes on a bit too much about the vampires' outfits and the houses and furniture and art they love (they are all super sophisticated, but we all knew that).

So here Lestat has succeeded in bringing all the ancients and the fledglings under one humongous restored castle (the place in France where he grew up, only with like
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Fabian
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Indeed, it's right there on the cover, "A tale of Prince Lestat."

Yeah, the whole vampire kingdom faces annihilation again (which makes me recall the fabulous Chronicle "Queen of the Damned") and we revisit the coterie that we've come to love (and almost forget). And the entire thing is an encyclopedia of what's occurred thus far in the series (such as the Atlantis People one assumes from the previous Rice novel, "Prince Lestat & the Realms of Atlantis"), one more anecdote to jot inside the Terr
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Devann
I don't know what's worse, that Anne Rice keeps consistently writing the worst book I've ever read or that I keep reading them even though I KNOW what I'm getting into. Well, I think she finally broke me with this one. I don't know if she's planning on continuing the Vampire Chronicles further [please just let it die], but if she does I genuinely don't think I can read it at this point. I know I know, I got through the fucking bird aliens book but THIS one broke me? Well, read on. I did a pretty ...more
Lindsey
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Erin Clemence
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anne Rice is back with “Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat”, her most recent novel in the Vampire Lestat series. As a huge fan of Anne Rice and the Vampire prince, I have been awaiting this novel for months, and of course, as usual, I was not disappointed.

Lestat is now the reigning prince of what he calls the ‘Blood Communion’, blood drinkers young and old who are loyal to him. When one of his own threatens his and his followers’ existence, Lestat must go against what he has promised and
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Elise
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

It was better than Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis but it still wasn't good. I genuinely hope that this is the last book in the chronicles because Anne has clearly run out of ideas, and it's time that she just quits, you can't continue forever you know...

This book basically has the same plot as Prince Lestat and also Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis. There is a threat and Lestat and his endless group of people in the court have to find a solution. Every complaint I had
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
It's been a LONG time since I've read Anne Rice. Years... decades even! I've always been a fan so was excited to get my hands on her latest, Blood Communion. At less than 300 pages, this is considerably shorter than most of her books so was a quick read. The first few chapters summarizes what you may have missed up to this point (this is book 13 in the Vampire Chronicles after all). I did enjoy this since, as I said, it's been really long since I've been in this world.

What I found interesting wi
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Paul
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
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Lori C
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book feels like an ending and a very regal one. But also like a promise of so much more beyond what part of the story we got to hear, and we may never hear that part, but still I like to imagine that it’s there. I don’t want to say much more about a yet unpublished book, just know that Lestat shines as always.
Jim C
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book is part of a series that has been around for forty years. It continues the story of the Brat Prince or otherwise known as Lestat. This is definitely not a starting point and one must have prior knowledge of this series before reading this book. In this one, there is a threat to Lestat's dream of the Court and all its members engage how to deal with this threat.

This was a quick read as it fell under three hundred pages. Actually, this could have been even a quicker read as the opening a
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Gary
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first book by Anne rice that I can only give 3 stars to for me to so that is truly shocking but I think it's time to let lastat go into history now
❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Greg
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This lush, atmospheric novel brings together many characters we know and, oddly, love. Heartbreak is matched by new relationships. Ah, Lestat and Louis, the complex romance continues. The restoration of Lestat's chateau is fascinating: the textures, materials, towers, and the preparation for a Winter Ball as 3,000 vampires gather for the book's intriguing climax. An horrific new source of bodies/blood will have you squirming (lest we forget, this is horror) and seems a springboard to the next bo ...more
Dana Aprigliano
Oh my god.

I've never written a review for any of the books in the Vampire Chronicles before because I love this series so much that I find it hard to put into words exactly what I'm thinking when I finish each new book.

But OH MY GOD.

This book, more than any of the last four or five books in this series, made me feel SO MANY THINGS. It was brutally violent, it was shocking, it was fast-paced, it was emotional, and I was 100% along for the ride.

I do agree with a lot of the other reviewers who are
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Kirsty ❤️
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I used to love these books when I was younger but nowadays it seems to grate on me. I was hoping that a new one would bring back the love I once had for this series. It didn't quite do that. It's a classic Anne Rice style, if you've read one book you know the writing style and it's easy to follow. It's Lestat so easy to enjoy & be invested in the character. There are plenty of other known names from the past too. 

I think if you love these books you'll enjoy it but I think what I want from a book
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The Nerd Daily
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Seven Jane

After two books of alternating points of view—Prince Lestat (2014) and Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (2016)— Rice, and Lestat, are back in the newly released Blood Communion. In a first person narrative flouting more dialogue than previous books in the series, the eleventh instalment in Rice’s Vampire Chronicles sees the charmingly insufferable vampire continuing more or less the same path he’s been on for the past few centu
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Bailey
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampire-books
There is a lot I want to say about this book, and what this series has become. I'd planned to write a review that would rival the length of this little story. (barely 256 pages with large margins, font size and pictures!) But the more I think about it, the more tiring that seems. So I will first list the few things I liked, then the few things I think are weak, and how they represent why the series has lost its magic.

What I liked:
-A detail about how a vampire put a ring on Lestat but it didn't f
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Nick
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sadly its another yawn fest from Anne Rice. The first two chapters are a recap and after that despite the escalating issues facing Lestat and co I honestly just felt that he was being a dick. He brought on all the problems in this book and after all the possible shocking events (that turned out alright in the end of course) I just found myself not caring about any of the characters I once loved.

There just was no real good plot to sink your teeth into and hearing about how beautiful and wonderful
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Angela
Apr 28, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
Wait.

WTF. (view spoiler) dies?!?! And I quote (from the blurb - but don't read it, I guess, if you're still catching up on this series): (view spoiler)

Now I'd believe that (view spoiler)
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Latasha
i was really not feeling this one. Lestat annoyed me so much! if he really had listened to the other vampires, none of that shit would've happened. Then!! there's the stunt with Marius and oh hell no, i don't think so! i just didn't like this one as much as the others. next time, please bring Simon Vance back.
Jaksen
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
A sad little dnf for this one, though I got two-thirds in. I have loved the Lestat books from the very beginning, have read Interview With the Vampire three times and plan to do it one more time, at least. Most of the others I have LOVED, though not reviewed here on Goodreads because I read them as they came out and long before I joined Goodreads...

Having said that, this book is a continual rehash of other books, with TOO MANY CHARACTERS. Omgoodness, did I just use caps? Methinks so. But I am so
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Hanna  (lapetiteboleyn)
I barely kept myself from just giving this book 5* for no better reason than that it's a great example of Anne Rice doing her thing: there's a multitude of characters with names I wouldn't even begin to think about pronouncing, there's evil that's quickly resolved through means of gratuitous violence, even more gratuitous descriptions of clothes and architecture... I suspect if you did a shot every time you read the word 'velvet' you'd be dead by p.100. There's a whole lot that tumblr will tear ...more
Lynette
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. The first 2 chapters were a little slow and a bit of a rehash on what has gone on in previous book. I can see the point in that, in case it was your first time picking up one of her books or, like me, you forget and need reminding. I had a good time reading it and did not want to put it down or it to end. A great little adventure for our dear Prince Lestat...enjoyed seeing the growth in him through out the novel. And the message of love through out as well...something we should live ...more
Catherine Pratt
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Anne Rice for about 11 years. I have just about all of her books along with her husband's (Stan Rice) books. I have yet to read Christopher 's (son). My boyfriend got me into Anne Rice by actually giving me his whole set and told me to read the books. I did and was hooked bad lol. Anne Rice is a great writer and this book is so great. The book is making me think that she is about to retire Lestat and everyone else, but I am not sure. I hope not lol I do cannot get enough of ...more
Anna
I read the majority of this latest Vampire Chronicle at some ridiculous hour of the night while unable to sleep. Although it was pleasantly distracting, being very tired was not sufficient to quiet the more critical parts of my mind. ‘Blood Communion’ is a short and fairly slight novel. As with the previous two books, it is dominated by Lestat. In this case, to the exclusion of all other points of view. There isn’t even a lengthy flashback from another character, the staple of the series. Now, I ...more
Eleanor
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A high four stars. Full review to come, maybe.
Dorian Jandreau
It‘s hard for me to put my thoughts and emotions together right now... Anne Rice is the only writer in the world that gives such intense emotions to me. I cry and laugh, I feel happy of the ending, but so sad that it is probably the end.

This book was BEYOND my expectations. I expected that this book will roll around replimoids again, but I was wrong. Anne Rice brought back her old writting style and gave a new story of Vampires. It seems it is THE END for VC, because what else can be written af
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Soukyan Blackwood
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
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About: Lestat is slowly but surely building a vampire court. And this is his tale to his immortal brethren, of how he rid their world of their biggest enemies and became a worthy sovereign, their champion, their hero.

He calls out to all vampires, young and old, to come and pledge allegiance to him. Every one will be accepted then, protected, cared for. Even blood slaves, things genetically engineered to take pleasure fro
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Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien) is a best-selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold near ...more

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The Vampire Chronicles (1 - 10 of 17 books)
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