In celebration of Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat

by Rachel Baker on November 12, 2014

Today, I retrieved from my mailbox, a wonderfully new hardback copy of Prince Lestat – Anne Rice’s newest book. The book was published on October 28th; and sometime between then and now, I won a copy of the book. Can you imagine my surprise when I was opening the book to find Anne Rice’s signature right above her printed signature on the Title Page?

I can’t wait to read the book, but now I feel I should order it for my Kindle and preserve this brand new first edition copy…I mean, right?

So here’s the thing, back in 2003, this book was never supposed to exist. in the legend of the Vampire Chronicles, Blood Canticle was supposed to be the last. I didn’t actually know anything about this new book until about two months ago. I stopped following Anne Rice for the most part; but her son, Christopher, has been in the news recently with his new book The Vines(a book worth reading if you like the genre). As one is wont to do when one finds the offspring of a favorite author in the news, I went searching. I decided I wanted to re-read the Vampire Chronicles, the wolf books, the Jesus books, and the Angel books. I can’t find any record of having won the book; but I remember saying “Holy shit, I just won an Anne Rice book!” and sending the publisher my address. Or maybe I just dreamed it all, and the book Gods have sent me a signed copy of Prince Lestat because I’ve been a good and faithful reader my whole life. I don’t know…and it seems so odd I can’t find any record of my winning. Regardless, a gift of this caliber should not be wasted though, right?

The next few months will be spent reacquainting myself with Anne Rice’s writing. I can’t express how excited I am to delve into Prince Lestat and I will do that before any of the others. But, like Jessica Pryde over at Book Riot, I am also a bit nervous. I’m not sure what I expect, or even if I will be let down if its not in the end as great as I hope it will be. And that is what makes me nervous – I don’t want to be indifferent to the book, I want to run out and read all the books from the beginning. I don’t want to chalk it up as “well, at least she tied it all together in a neat little bow finally” – I want to scream from the mountain tops that this series of books mirrors the greatness of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.

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