Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery

Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery

by Becket, Anne Rice

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Overview

An annotated cosmology of Anne Rice's Vampiredom from A(kasha) to Z(enobia)--all fifteen books of the Vampire Chronicles detailed, by a longtime Anne Rice reader and scholar; the who, what, where, why, (and often) how of her beloved characters, mortal and 'im', brought together in a book for the first time. Illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer.

An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles gathers together, from all fifteen of the books in the series, the facts, details, story lines, genealogies of her characters, vampiric subjects, geographical influences, and cultural and individual histories, all of which Rice painstakingly researched and invented during her 40-year career--to date--through which she has enchanted and transported us. Here are concise, detailed biographies of every character, no matter how central or minor to the cosmology.
Revealed are the intricacies and interconnectedness of characters and subjects throughout. We see how Akasha (Queen of Egypt and the first vampire) is connected to Mekare (the inheritor of the title of the Queen of the Damned), etc., and how these characters connect back to the darkest rebel outlaw of them all, Lestat de Lioncourt ...
And we see, as well, the ways in which Rice's vampires have evolved from warring civilizations to isolated covens to a unified race of blood drinkers led by their hero-wanderer and sole monarch, Prince Lestat.
For devoted and first-time Anne Rice readers alike, An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles will be the holy grail of lore and revelation for those who have been, and continue to be, mesmerized by the worlds within worlds of these beloved tales of the undead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525434726
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 267,867
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

BECKET has a bachelor's degree in music composition and master's degrees in systematic theology and industrial organizational psychology. He was a diocesan seminarian for three years and a Benedictine monk for five and from 2005 to 2017 was the personal assistant to Anne Rice. He is the author of eleven books, including three books of poetry. He lives with his wife in Steubenville, Ohio.
ANNE RICE is the author of thirty-six books, including the fifteen books in the Vampire Chronicles series. She lives in La Quinta, California.
MARK EDWARD GEYER received a B.A. in Studio Art from Florida State University. He has illustrated Stephen King's Rose Madder and The Green Mile, the middle-grade series Inquisitor's Apprentice, and other books. He teaches at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and lives with his wife.

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Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
I really loved this Alphabettery. It is a complete Encyclopedia of all of the characters in Anne Rice's wonderful books. It includes details on characters I had forgotten about as well as introduces characters from the last few books I haven't read yet. It also offers a wonderful introduction by Anne Rice as she talks about our favorite vampire prince and how she started this world. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to enjoy this and could not wait for the release. The entries are detailed, however there are some errors concerning the published canon (Viktor and Rose are not fledglings of Lestat, but of Marius and Pandora repsectively). I was also hoping for the geneologies to be laid out in a chart rather than the brief snipets in the character entries. A good read once and will be a nice reference book when rereading the original books, but i was hoping for more.
TwistedReader More than 1 year ago
If there is anything to not like about this book, I would love to hear it. This Alphabettery is the perfect companion to the Vampire Chronicles and a must have for collectors. Anyone that follows Rice should know Beckett, her former assistant, and I can think of no one better to have written this reference book. With an amazing introduction by Anne Rice herself, Beckett has meticulously compiled and alphabetized a wonderfully detailed and easy to read guide for the Vampiredom. I wish I had this book years ago! Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles: An Alphabettery will be a must buy for long time fans, collectors and new readers alike. I can’t wait to add this to my shelf! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book to read and provide my honest opinion.