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Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles)
Series: Vampire Chronicles
Volume: 5
Genre: Horror
ISBN: 0345409671
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Price: $7.99
Reader Rating: 8 out of 10
Votes: 16
Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice

Description: The final (so far) in the story of Lestat. The fifth in the series. Lestat is still seeking answers. Those gotten from his master weren't enough. Nor those from Armand, nor the Queen. A return to physical life proved fruitless. So, Lestat seeks out GOD. He finds the devil and gets an explanation on life and how it works.

Books: Memnoch the Devil
In the fifth Vampire Chronicle, Lestat is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic mortal daughter of a drug lord. Dora has moved Lestat like no other mortal ever has, and he cannot get her out of his visions. At the same time, he is increasingly aware that the Devil knows who he is and wants something from him. While torn betwen his vampire world and his passion for Dora, Lestat is sucked in by Memnoch, who claims to be the Devil himself. Memnoch presents Lestat with unimagined opportunities: to witness creation, to visit purgatory, to be treated like a prophet. Lestat faces a choice between the Devil or God. Whom does he believe in? Who does he serve? What are the element of religious belief? Lestat finds himself caught in a whirlpool of the ultimate choice.

From Anne: 'As of August, 2000, I can tell you sincerely that Memnoch the Devil is my favorite of the Vampire Chronicles. Have any of you connected Veronica's Veil to Lestat's unusual assault on Dora after his freedom from Memnoch? I am speaking of the folklore of the veil. I am speaking of a blood connection. Of course, Lestat's blood lust is also connected to the blood of Christ in this novel. Much as I love all my books, this is-I repeat-my favorite of the Chronicles.'

Also in this series are Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, The Vampire Armand, Merrick, Blood and Gold, Blackwood Farm, Blood Canticle Return to the Anne Rice page.

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