The Vampire Lestat

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Synopsis of The Vampire Lestat

Set in the late 18th century to the late 1980s, the story follows the 200-year-long life of the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt.

His rise from humble beginnings as impoverished nobility in the countryside of the Auvergne, to the cosmopolitan city of Paris, to becoming transformed by the Dark Gift into a vampire.

Escaping his family he runs off to Paris with his lover and confidant Nicolas de Lenfent.

Lestat is kidnapped and bitten by the reclusive elder vampire Magnus, who kills himself that night but leaves Lestat with a tower fortress and a vast fortune.

The vampire Lestat abandons Nicolas for fear of causing him harm and shuns contact with his loved ones.

Instead, he decides to shower them with gifts and riches from his newfound wealth as a means to compensate his departure from their lives.

Lestat’s mother, Gabrielle, arrives to say goodbye to him, herself dying of consumption. In order to save her, Lestat transforms her into a vampire as well.

The pair run afoul of the Children of Darkness, an ancient coven of devil-worshipping vampires.

The coven is led by Armand, who attack them and kidnap Nicolas to punish them for breaking vampire law.

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Series:  The Vampire Chronicles; 2

Publisher: Ballantine
Year 2010

Language: English
Format: eBook

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