Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice's enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying exsitence. His is a mesmerizing storypassionate, complex, and thrilling.Look for a special preview of Anne Rice'sPrince Lestatin the back of the book.The Vampire Chronicles continue inPrince Lestat andthe Realms of Atlantis,available for pre-order now.Praise for The Vampire Lestat ';Frightening, sensual . . . 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, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.'San Francisco Chronicle ';Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.'The Village Voice ';Brilliant . . . its undead characters are utterly alive.'The New York Times Book Review ';Luxuriantly created and richly told.'The Cleveland Plain DealerFrom the Paperback edition.