Memnoch the Devil (1995)

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Memnoch the Devil (1995)

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 thatMemnoch the Devilis 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."

Updated 3/08:

ANew Edition ofMemnoch the Devilhas been released and includesAnne's essay on her Earlier Works and a Study Guide.

Anne has provided the following comment on this new edition: "This is the most spiritual and most religious of the Vampire Chronicles, a real stepping stone for me in my return to Christ. I'm thrilled with this new handsome and fresh treatment by the publisher."