History Literature / TheVampireChronicles

8th Jan '18 12:09:53 PM Twiddler
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* ''Interview With the Vampire''
* ''The Vampire Lestat''
* ''The Queen of the Damned''
* ''The Tale of the Body Thief''
* ''Memnoch the Devil''
* ''The Vampire Armand''
* ''Merrick''
* ''Blood and Gold''
* ''Blackwood Farm''
* ''Blood Canticle''
* ''Prince Lestat''
* ''Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis''

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* ''Interview With the Vampire''
Vampire'' (1976)
* ''The Vampire Lestat''
Lestat'' (1985)
* ''The Queen of the Damned''
Damned'' (1988)
* ''The Tale of the Body Thief''
Thief'' (1992)
* ''Memnoch the Devil''
Devil'' (1995)
* ''The Vampire Armand''
Armand'' (1998)
* ''Merrick''
''Merrick'' (2001)
* ''Blood and Gold''
Gold'' (2001)
* ''Blackwood Farm''
Farm'' (2002)
* ''Blood Canticle''
Canticle'' (2003)
* ''Prince Lestat''
Lestat'' (2014)
* ''Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis''
Atlantis'' (2016)



* ''Pandora''
* ''Vittorio the Vampire ''

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* ''Pandora''
''Pandora'' (1998)
* ''Vittorio the Vampire ''
Vampire'' (1999)
20th Oct '17 10:09:19 PM Mdumas43073
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TropeCodifier for the modern day interpretation of VampiresAreSexGods. Before ''Interview'' the general public's image of vampires was based on {{Dracula}} via Creator/BelaLugosi and Creator/ChristopherLee, who, while a sex god in his own right, was mysterious, distant, threatening, and a metaphor for rape. Rice's vampires in contrast were modern, petulant, deliciously angsty, incredibly [[{{Camp}} fabulous]], and dripping with bisexual eroticism. These were vampires you were suppose to find attractive. The {{Goth}} scene owes a ton to ''Interview with a Vampire''.

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TropeCodifier for the modern day interpretation of VampiresAreSexGods. Before ''Interview'' the general public's image of vampires was based on {{Dracula}} via Creator/BelaLugosi and Creator/ChristopherLee, who, while a sex god in his own right, was mysterious, distant, threatening, and a metaphor for rape. Rice's vampires in contrast were modern, petulant, deliciously angsty, incredibly [[{{Camp}} fabulous]], and dripping with bisexual eroticism. These were vampires you were suppose supposed to find attractive. The {{Goth}} scene owes a ton to ''Interview with a Vampire''.
20th Oct '17 10:07:46 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"What does it mean to die when you can live until the end of the world? And what is 'the end of the world' except a phrase, because who knows even what is the world itself? I had now lived in two centuries, seen the illusions of one shattered by the other, been eternally young and eternally ancient, possessing no illusions, living moment to moment in a way that made me picture a silver clock ticking in a void: the painted face, the delicately carved hands looked upon by no one, looking out at no one, illuminated by a light which was not a light, like the light by which God made the world before He had made light. Ticking, ticking, ticking, the precision of the clock, in a room as vast as the universe."''
-->--'''Louis de Pointe du Lac''', ''Interview with the Vampire''
20th Oct '17 9:48:17 PM Mdumas43073
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The Vampire Chronicles are a series of novels by Creator/AnneRice that revolve around the adventures of an ever-changing coven of vampires. Throughout the series the protagonist, Lestat, seeks the origin of the vampire species and tries to fit his need for blood into a workable moral system.

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The ''The Vampire Chronicles Chronicles'' are a series of novels by Creator/AnneRice that revolve around the adventures of an ever-changing coven of vampires. Throughout the series the protagonist, Lestat, seeks the origin of the vampire species and tries to fit his need for blood into a workable moral system.
23rd Sep '17 10:39:53 PM Twiddler
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* AGodAmI: Akasha was worshiped as a god for centuries, and came to believe it.


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* AGodAmI: Akasha was worshiped as a god for centuries, and came to believe it.
25th Aug '17 7:32:51 AM VacuousBee
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Interview with A Vampire'' has Louis as the protagonist, and Lestat as a petty, vain, and an often cruel anti-villain. Later novels have Lestat as an anti-hero, and explain the discrepancy by saying that both men are [[UnreliableNarrator bending the truth]]. ''Interview with a Vampire'' also has a slightly different, more nihilistic tone than the rest of the series; the novel is mostly about the loneliness and morality issues that vampires (who are tiny in number) face when trying to hide in society. The novel suggests that there are no answers to the vampire (and thus human) condition, no one knows anything about the vampire species' origins, and most vampires are as selfish and troubled as humans. Later novels, starting with ''The Vampire Lestat'' suggest that there are far more vampires than previously indicated, vampires are far more powerful psychically and physically, and kinds of vampire spirituality/mythos are explored with vampire religious cults and ancient vampires such as Marius.
28th Jun '17 8:55:17 AM Ciabella
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* ForcedToWatch: Due to Maharet's power, Akasha cannot simply kill. Instead Akasha threatens to kill Maharet's loved ones before her eyes, unless she joins her.

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* ForcedToWatch: Due to Maharet's power, Akasha cannot can't simply kill. kill her. Instead Akasha threatens to kill Maharet's loved ones before her eyes, unless she Maharet joins her.
28th Jun '17 8:54:02 AM Ciabella
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* TheClan: The Great Family, which consists of Maharet's matrilineal descendants.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Since many vampires predate modern conventions and a lot of the series takes place in the past, this trope cones up a good bit. Louis used to regards blacks as less intelligent than whites (although he no longer does), and a lot of the men divide attitudes and behaviors into "male" and "female" ( rather than merely "masculine" and "feminine") categories.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Since many vampires predate modern conventions and a lot of the series takes place in the past, this trope cones up a good bit. Louis used to regards blacks as less intelligent than whites (although he no longer does), and a lot of the men divide attitudes and behaviors into "male" and "female" ( rather (rather than merely "masculine" and "feminine") categories.



* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: When it becomes apparent that [[spoiler: Lestat]] won't support her crazy plan, Akasha practically begs him to reconsider, since refusal would have to mean his death.



* ForcedToWatch: Due to Maharet's power, Akasha cannot simply kill. Instead Akasha threatens to kill Maharet's loved ones before her eyes, unless she joins her.



* ItRunsInTheFamily: The ability to communicate with spirits was inherited by Maharet and Mekare from their female ancestors. Maharet herself passes this talent onto many of her female descendants, like Jesse.
* ItsPersonal: The animosity between Akasha and the twins, Maharet and Mekare. Akasha blames twins for the accident that changed her into the first vampire. Maharet and Mekare hate Akasha for destroying their village and ordering them raped and mutilated.



* JoinOrDie: Akasha gives this ultimatum to the survivors of her initial. They can either help her create new world order, or die.



* LineageComesFromTheFather: Inverted with the Great Family. Maharet traces her descendants only through the female line, since in the ancient times [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe reliable verification of paternity was impossible.]]



* MonsterProgenitor: Akasha.


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* OffingTheOffspring: Akasha annihilates most of her vampire progeny as part of her plan to create new world order.
19th Jun '17 12:03:27 PM Ciabella
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* TrespassingToTalk: Lestat sneaks into Talamasca's headquarters in London, to talk with the Superior General, David Talbot. He does this to mess with the He continues visiting David in this manner and soon they develop an OddFriendship.

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* TrespassingToTalk: Lestat sneaks into Talamasca's headquarters in London, to talk with the Superior General, David Talbot. He does this to mess with the He continues visiting David in this manner and soon they develop an OddFriendship.
19th Jun '17 11:57:46 AM Ciabella
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** Another murky example is Lestat himself: as he points out, Magnus picked him, turning him against his will, in part for his physical beauty. Lestat waffles on just how unfortunate this was, but eventually decides that, all things considered, being a vampire beats beats being human.

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** Another murky example is Lestat himself: as he points out, Magnus picked him, turning him against his will, in part for his physical beauty. Lestat waffles on just how unfortunate this was, but eventually decides that, all things considered, being a vampire beats beats being human.
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