As Rice told the "People of the Page," as her Facebook page followers are called, prior to tonight's #AnneRiceReveal: "I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been sitting on this announcement for months now, and my publisher has finally given me permission to go public. It’s a dramatic change of course, that’s for sure, and I hope it will excite you as much as it excites me."
So, what is it? As Rice announced during the show, it's a sequel to the first five installments inThe Vampire Chronicles - everything through Memnoch the Devil. The title is Prince Lestat, and it's a "big Vampire Chronicle about Lestat and the other vampires... and what they are doing right now."
"Just about everyone is back," and apparently the others want Lestat as the group's leader. We also get lots more about the Talamasca in the new book.
She had to "wrestle Lestat to the ground" and ask him to let her know what to write. Suddenly he came through and began to talk to her. She finally had his voice again with her. She calls it number one in a new series about the vampires and has already signed the contract for number two.
Look for it on October 28th from Knopf! The cover art and pre-ordering info will be available in about a week.
Anne shared lots of other juicy tidbits so be sure to visit "The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn" to hear rebroadcasts of this week's episode along with the show's archive.
video source: thedinnerpartyshow youtube
not only do we get this book but we get another in the same series after it???? FUCK YES!!
also - book post?