|Plot Summary of Queen of the Damned|
Lestat, the 200-year-old vampire brat "prince" from "Interview with the Vampire" and "The Vampire Lestat" has decided to join a band and call all other vampires to him by telling vampire secrets and by acting as a symbol of evil. Little does he know that his music has awakened the first vampire, Akasha, who wants to make her dream world, with no violence or poverty, a reality and who has fallen in love with Lestat.
Akasha kills every vampire who Lestat doesn't love, or who she can't kill, or who she has some reason for keeping alive.
Meanwhile, those vampires who are left gather together to hear the fourth oldest vampire Maharet's story of how she and her her twin sister were kidnapped and almost killed by Akasha for their society's practice of cannabalism and were turned by the third oldest vampire, Khayman, who is also at the gathering.
Louis, the vampire Lestat turned and loves, and Gabrelle, Lestat's mother, who he also turned, are also at the gathering, but they don't agree with the older vampires' conclusion that if they have to, they must kill Lestat to kill Akasha, since Lestat is protecting Akasha as she teaches him more vampire talents. Killing Akasha proves another problem, for as the older vampires know, it's been tried before, killing every young vampire and causing the others to feel like they were dying.
Mekare, Maharet's twin sister, who went to sleep and went insane, was awakened by the knowledge that Akasha awoke, and is coming to get her revenge on the vampire queen, whom she entitled, in her last words of a bitter curse (Akasha cut out her tongue) "Queen of the Damned."
This synopsis report prepared by kate
|Chapter Analysis of Queen of the Damned|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vampires taking a quick bite
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- mind reading
- super strength
- can fly
- is very quick
- can read emotions
- 20th century
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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