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
GenreHorror, Paranormal, Vampires, Fiction, Fantasy

Reviews Blood Communion

  • Tammy
    Lacking that certain bite, the Brat Prince is back. The Vampire Chroncles are becoming a bit long in the tooth to be truly entertaining.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jessica Weida
    Received a digital ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss for an honest review.The next chapter in the Vampire Chronicles is told once again from the voice and point of view of our beloved Vampire Lestat. While this is a full book, it felt more like I was reading a novella due to the quick pace and dialogue of book. The plot follows Lestat dealing with his new power and responsibility of being in charge of all the vampires. Not as off the wall as t...
  • 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.
  • Nikki
    What a relief it was to read this after the absolute disgrace that was "Atlantis".
  • Keith Griffin
    I was fortunate enough to have won an early copy of this book and devoured it in a day and a half. Old fans of Lestat will not be disappointed. If this is your first Vampire Chronicle I congratulate you on finally getting your life together and hope you enjoy your journey down "the devil's road"🎩.
  • Patricia Senneville
    Well, I finally can write my review of this delightful little book. I received an ARC of this book from a friend who said that I could not share the content with until the publication date. My response was, essentially, “but...but...but”. So I took it down. Now I can explain the 5 star rating, still with no spoilers but one question. The first few chapters were warm, like sitting down with an old friend I hadn’t spoken to for a while and ca...
  • Ruth Anderson
    Blood Communion, Vampire Chronicles #13, ARC without illustrations or appendicesDiscusses a couple vague spoilers, one specific spoiler hidden.Specifically spoils part of QOTD #3But why would you be reading book 13 if you haven't read book 3?Mentions tiny bits of TVL #2, TVA #6, PL #11, PLATROA #12Blood Communion was a bit dull at first, got better after the first 100 pages, was smashing fun for another 100 pages, then kinda sputtered off into di...
  • Tracey
    I was fortunate enough to win this book prior to it being released.I have read every Anne Rice book, and I was skeptical when there was talk of Atlantis and aliens in her previous books. BUT, the way she created them and entwined them with her vampires was brilliant. This book, 'written' by the Brat Prince, and every woman's dream vam Lestat. The book is richly detailed, which is Rice's trademark, and the characters feel quite real. Some Spoiler ...
  • Cory
    "I'm the vampire Lestat" just reading those words sent a tingle up my arm and into my fingers. A smile formed on my face and I caught myself saying "hello again." Through Goodreads and @aaknopf I won an uncorrected bound proof of "Blood Communion." This added to my excitement as I read the book. I write this review spoiler free and is an honest review of the book. The first chapters of the book are a sort of recap of the past which I appreciated ...
  • 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...
  • Jim Cabaj
    Lestat returns, and tells the story from his point of view as the new Prince over the court. Life seems to go well, but the new court and members of the vampire world are threatened. Lestat's castle in France, home of the new court and Prince is threatened. The journey begins in this new adventures.Beautifully told at Lestat's point of view. Again, you are reunited with the vampires of past and present. Each character has their own point and char...
  • 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...
  • Mia
    I received an ARC from a goodreads giveaway and I was very excited to read it a few months before it comes out. I have been reading The Vampire Chronicles for the past 12 years and Anne Rice is up there as one of my favorite authors. Because this is such a beloved series for me, I think I would enjoy any book existing in this universe with these characters. With that being said, I enjoyed the book for that main reason. I was happy to revisit all ...
  • Andy
    It's been a while, probably 20 years, since I read one of Rice's vampire novels. A lot has changed since then - there are aliens called Replimoids running around, for example.Lestat remains the bombastic egomaniac we know and love - or tolerate. His world is still one of extremes, and Rice's writing is lush and florid and immersive. Blood Communion is a story of revenge and community, and a little bit of humbling for Lestat. It's a fast, easy rea...
  • Ann
    It's hard to believe this is book # 13 in the Vampire Chronicles. I didn't think Lestat could have any more tales to tell but he does explain how he got to be Prince of the Vampire kingdom and is now making nice with all the other older ancient vampires. Not all vampires agreed with him new fangled ideas about how the world should be. Rhoshamandes, an evil rogue wants to destroy Lestat and his followers and almost succeeds. I picked this up becau...
  • Kim
    I've read a few of the Lestat books in order starting with the original Interview With a Vampire years ago so I was familiar with some of the characters .I did really enjoy the story despite the fact i wish I read the entire series currently so I understood the new ones better .Still there was enough action and emotion to keep me engaged and I'm now I'm thinking I'll revisit the tales again from the start .Lestat is a seriously flawed interesting...
  • Anne
    This is a most interesting entry in the Vampire Lestat series. In some ways it seems like a Readers Digest edition that brings a concise summary of the origins and histories of many of the principle characters. In other ways it almost seems like a screenplay complete with costumes, sets, and asides directed at the reader. I have long been a fan of Anne Rice and find the series to be an incredible collection with superb storytelling but this one h...
  • Laura
    I was fortunate enough to win an advanced reader copy 😁... I warn you now! This story within stories will keep you reading page after page with a tales of danger, surprise and speed. Be a child of the moon, the stars, the wind, and join Lestat with all the beloved characters of the vampire chronicles in the Savage Garden once again through Anne Rice’s sublime literary voice.
  • Kelly
    It's been a long time since I've read an Anne Rice book. Loved this one as it reminded me why I love her style. This is my first delve into this series so I appreciated being able to start at #13 and not feel totally lost. Of course, now I have to go read the entire series because I am so hooked.