The Queen of The Damned by Anne Rice || Book Review

This book has ruined one of my favourite movies of all time for me.

That being said, I really hate how much was changed in the movie adaptation, and I can’t understand why because the book was good enough to keep as was.

I’ve now gone from rewatching the movie because I loved the plot to just rewatching it because of the kick-ass soundtrack. It was and still is amazing!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge Criteria: The letter Q in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 1988

Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

Plot from GoodReads:

– The rock star known as Vampire Lestat, worshipped by millions of spellbound fans, prepares for a concert in San Francisco. Among the audience–pilgrims in a blind swoon of adoration–are hundreds of vampires, creatures who see Lestat as a greedy fiend risking the secret prosperity of all his kind just to be loved and seen by mortals, fiends themselves who hate Lestat’s power and who are determined to destroy him…

– The sleep of certain men and women–vampires and mortals scattered around the world–is haunted by a vivid, mysterious dream: of twins with fiery red hair and piercing green eyes who suffer an unspeakable tragedy. It is a dream that slowly, tauntingly reveals its meaning to the dreamers as they make their way toward each other–some to be destroyed on the journey, some to face an even more terrifying fate at journey’s end…

– Akasha–Queen of the Damned, mother of all vampires, rises after a 6,000 year sleep and puts into motion a heinous plan to save mankind from itself and make all myths of the world real by elevating herself and her chosen son/lover to the level of the gods: I am the fulfilment and I shall from this moment be the cause…


The book is detailed and answers many questions we needed to get concerning Lestat and his further adventures as an undead in the world of the living.

Besides Lestat, all the characters in the book are put together in perfect Anne Rice style and you are drawn to them all, even the more unlikable ones of the group.

This book covers a lot; the origins of the vampires, curses, cannibalism and evil spirits. Paranormal level 1000.

Both the settings in the modern world and the world built for the book are written well, detailed and interesting.

There are long flashbacks to give us the queen’s story and how it all came to be. They were interesting and filled in the blanks in the historical gaps of information not given in the previous two books.


Still going strong with the series, and while the movie feels like a total disappointment to me now, the book is so much better!

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.90 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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