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Blood Communion: The Vampire Chronicles 13

(The Vampire Chronicles #13)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,794 ratings  ·  439 reviews
The High Priestess of Vampires is back with another instalment of her internationally bestselling, genre-defining Vampire Chronicles.
Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Published October 25th 2018 by Vintage Digital (first published October 2nd 2018)
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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  ·  review of another edition
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, have
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Sh3lly


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  ·  review of another edition
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 "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 Terrible H
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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
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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Lindsey
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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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Elise Pool
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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Paul
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lori C
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Gary
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kirsty ❤️
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
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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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❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
3.5 Stars
Angela
Apr 28, 2018 marked it as not-for-me  ·  review of another edition
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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Bailey Allison
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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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.
Lynette
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
The Nerd Daily
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Nick
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Anna
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, supernatural
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 de 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
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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 from se
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Teri Drake-Floyd
I won an ARC of this book in a contest so I don't want to say too much since spoilers (this book isn't being released till next month, I think!).

Readers love to pan what Anne has done with the Vampire Chronicles, both in recent years with the "Prince Lestat" stuff as well as the books from a decade or so ago, namely Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle. I didn't love Blood Canticle much myself, though Blackwood Farm is one of my favorites and I really liked "Prince Lestat". This one, though? She's
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William Bitner Jr.
Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles)
By Anne Rice

Genre - Fiction
Category - Historical/Paranormal/Vampire/Gothic/Literary
Pages - 272
Publication Info - Knopf (October 2, 2018)
Format - Hardcover
Rating - 📙📙📙📙📙

In Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice, she once again hands the quill over to one of her characters and allows them to tell a story in their own words. The narrative is descriptive and filled with the mannerism of the story
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Athena Reyes
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me begin by stating I am a huge fan of this series and have read all of the books in the chronicles. I was, like most fans, disappointed with the last book with the inclusion of the replimoids and whatnot, but was eager to read this one in the hopes it would be better than the last. I went into it without any great expectations and I'm glad I did. This book was incredible! It has everything I didn't know I wanted. It starts off explaining what went on in the last books which was a nice remin ...more
Connie
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a place as this has never existed before in all our long bloody history...
Lestat still has a vision of a peaceful sanctuary, a haven for Vampires young and old. But with Rhoshamendes keeping a grudge how long will the peace last.
Anne Rice is back to her best. I tried to take my time and savour every page but as usual raced through it. I would love more chronicles of some of the new (ancient) Vampires.
This edition has some lovely illustrations in too.
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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

Other books in the series

The Vampire Chronicles (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
  • The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
  • The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3)
  • The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles, #4)
  • Memnoch the Devil (The Vampire Chronicles, #5)
  • The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles, #6)
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  • Blood And Gold (The Vampire Chronicles, #8)
  • Blackwood Farm
  • Blood Canticle (The Vampire Chronicles #10)
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