Blood Communion by Anne Rice

Blood Communion

The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga--part adventure, part suspense--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 determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.I...

Details Blood Communion

TitleBlood Communion
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
GenreFiction, Horror, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy

Reviews Blood Communion

  • Tammy
    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
    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 ...
  • Erin Clemence
    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’...
  • Lindsey
    I will always defend Anne Rice. She's made questionable choices over the years but her initial vampire books still mean so much to me, and I will always jump at the chance to read her ARCs.In this book, Lestat, now the "prince" of the vampires, is settling into his role. It's a difficult one for him because he's rebellious by nature, but his title means he is guarded at every moment and advised (read: nagged) by elders on matters he would rather ...
  • 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...
  • Paul
    problem for Anne rice is she opened with a bang. interview was a bestseller upon publication and the 2 follow ups may have been as well. maybe that's why Anne rice tried to return to her roots as a relatively short focused story. yet she couldn't resist overpopulation of characters
  • Elise Pool
    2.5 starsIt 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 cou...
  • Lori Cornett
    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
    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
  • 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 bu...
  • 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 d...
  • ❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
    3.5 Stars
  • Lynette
    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 lo...
  • 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...
  • 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 rea...
  • 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 ...
  • William Bitner Jr.
    Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles)By Anne RiceGenre - FictionCategory - Historical/Paranormal/Vampire/Gothic/LiteraryPages - 272Publication Info - Knopf (October 2, 2018)Format - HardcoverRating - 📙📙📙📙📙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 na...
  • Connie
    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 illustratio...
  • Nick
    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 ...
    Another tale of Prince Lestat, that I really think you should read only if you love Lestat and all the old friends we got to know in years, like Marius, Armand and Louis of course. Another big problem for the prince of the undead and his court, another brillant solution, another story.Un altro racconto che vede come protagonista Lestat e sinceramente vi consiglio di leggerla soltanto se siete grandi fans delle croncache dei vampiri e avete voglia...
  • Tina Panik
    A solid addition to the Vampire Chronicles, this is Anne Rice at her best: full of blood drinker mythology and complicated relationships. Devoted fans will devour this. This was an ARC.
  • Jacques Coulardeau
    PHENOMENALLY UN-DRAMATICALLY TERMINALAnne Rice is sorting out her life and bringing to a close some long series. The Vampire Chronicles, second period, is coming to an end, the most idealistic, unrealistic and Hollywoodian end possible. Anne Rice writes marvelously. She is a born storyteller. Her subject, vampires, is most thrilling and exciting. Lestat de Lioncourt, the Brat Prince, has been all along a provocateur, a party pooper, a mess caster...
  • Patricia Romero
    I have read every book Anne has put out. I love her world of vampires and the opulence of their world. And of course who doesn’t love the Brat Prince himself?In this telling of the Blood Communion and how he came to rule the undead and now is fighting for the entire vampire world, we find most of our favorite characters and we move from Europe to Louisiana with elegance and violence.As much as I am a fan of her work, I’m rather over it. It fe...
  • Metalpig
    I'm in the strange position of having all the feels from this book and having enjoyed it, while still thinking it's not actually all that good.My issues:Way too much time spent explaining what happened in previous books. Good Lord, now is not the time to jump on. Let the newbs suffer. On the other hand, if you're gonna name-drop thAt much, maybe a nice dramatis personae would suffice.Major plot twists (ahem) telegraphed ten million years ahead.Le...
  • Athena Reyes
    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 wha...
  • Stefan Fergus
    3.5*Full review to come.
  • Julia
    While better than her last book, I still find myself wondering why I keep reading Rice's Vampire Chronicles. The sheer abundance of characters gets in the way of the storytelling. I miss the old Lestat and the historical settings, rather than this new world of vampire politics. But, the book still had references that long time readers will enjoy, and included some great moments between Lestat and the characters that we have come to love over the ...
  • Greg
    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...
  • Adriana
    I love Anne Rice's writing and adore Lestat, so I come into this knowing full well that I can't be very objective about this book. And I'm happy to say that she course corrected after making Atlantis about everyone but Lestat. We now find ourselves following the Brat Prince as he finds his footing as the reluctant leader of those who walk the "devil's road." We are back to discovering the marvels of lives long lived and the horrors that being a v...