The Tale of the Body Thief (Vampire Chronicles #4)

Author(s): Anne Rice

Young Adult Fiction

Electrifying, erotic, terrifying - the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles is as rich, as violent, as sensual as the runaway bestsellers that precede it The burden of immortality is weighing upon the vampire Lestat. In a desperate bid to end his everlasting life he attempts suicide by flying into the sunrise above the Gobi desert. The attempt fails but it intensifies his desire to be human again. Just as Lestat resigns himself to the body of a killer he is approached by the body thief, a creature who covets Lestat's monstrous power and can give him what he wants: a mortal body. Lestat, ignoring the warnings of those he trusts, agrees to surrender his vampire body for a week. But the body thief vanishes. Chaos ensues and the newly mortal Lestat is left to discover what he had forgotten: the suffering, the weakness and the fragility of a living life.

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Electrifying, erotic, terrifying - the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles is as rich, as violent, as sensual as the runaway bestsellers that precede it

"Supernatural horror that seems to have everything - passions, originality, imagination, narrative power, kinky sexuality and a superbly drawn otherworldly protagonist" The Washington Post "An enchanting tale" Publishers Weekly

Anne Rice is the author of more than thirty internationally bestselling books including 'The Mayfair Witches' sequence, 'The Songs of the Seraphim' and, most recently, 'The Wolf Gift Chronicles'. The phenomenon that became 'The Vampire Chronicles' started with Interview with a Vampire in 1976, later made into a film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and culminated with Blood Canticle in 2003. Prince Lestat is the first new Vampire Chronicle novel for over a decade. Anne Rice lives in California.

General Fields

  • : 9780099548126
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : 0.468
  • : March 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 42mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Rice
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 688