I love the Vampire Chronicles! I read the first five books years ago, so I wasn’t sure I could read this book without catching up on all of them, but Anne Rice has a way of filling the audience in on the story without making it boring. I liked the new struggles in this book for the vampires and how the story of Amel comes full circle.
It was already jaw dropping when Anne took the Mayfair witches and crossed their storyline with the vampires, completely changing the history of both creatures. Now the Replimoids are here to change everything you thought you knew. I’ve always loved the background of religion in her books and this one also adds to the theology of mankind.
The only reason I didn’t give this book a perfect score was because Kapetria’s Tale just wasn’t enough. I was salivating to hear her story, but the description of city life felt forced and not subtle and natural like Anne Rice is used to describing the life of the vampires. This whole chapter felt like it was written by someone else.
I look forward to starting the series all over again, and hopefully Anne isn’t done with Lestat and Amel.