The hyptic, deeply seductive vels 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 vels of The Vampire Chronicles.INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIREWitness the confessions of a vampire. A vel 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 TribuneTHE VAMPIRE LESTATOnce an aristocrat from pre-revolutionary France, w 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 DAMNEDAkasha, 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 vel 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 is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.