revamped the vampire-horror genre with the
publication of "Interview with the Vampire," a supernational drama from the vampire's own mouth.
It became an unexpected hit, and spawned a series of sequels that came to be known as the Vampire
Chronicles. The first four books of the series are compiled here, although the fourth is not up to
the excellent standards of the first three. The series mainly centers around the title character Lestat.
Lestat is a fascianting study of the flawed uber-vampire who does what he wants and refuses to conform to
the vampire rules.
He knows he is not perfect but realizes the only way to live through
immortality is to enjoy oneself whenever one can.The supporting cast has their fair share of interesting
characters and the personalities of the vampires are really the heart of the series. Anne Rice's first
Vampire Chronicles are often reckoned to
be modern horror classics. Rich, intriguing and far deeper than you'd think vampire fiction would be.