Author(s): Anne Rice
After 6,000 years of horrifying stillness, Akash, mother of all vampires and Queen of the Damned, has risen from her sleep to let loose the powers of the night. But her monstrous plan for ruling the worlds of the living and the undead must be stopped before she destroys mankind, and it falls to the evil vampire Lestat to fight her all-encompassing evil - for it is he who challenged her power by waking her from sleep.
* The third of Anne Rice's celebrated Vampire Chronicles.
'By filtering staple mythic conventions through her own gothic sensibility, Anne Rice is able to create an entertaining legend of her own' - NEW YORK TIMES 'The text pulses with menace, mystery and violence, and with sensuality verging on erotica' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Imaginative ... intelligently written ... This is popular fiction of the highest order' USA TODAY
Anne Rice is the author of the celebrated series of gothic novels featuring the vampire Lestat. As Anne Rampling and A.N. Roquelaure she is one of the best contemporary writers of erotic fiction.