Blood Communion is the book that fans of Anne Rice have been hoping for ... The novel opens up with Rice providing a brief but detailed history of Lestat, as well as descriptions of her prior work and all the current main players. This wisely allows even the novice visitor to the Vampire Chronicles to be able to dive right in and fully enjoy it without feeling lost in the backstory ... I will not divulge anything further, but will simply say that the action produces both exciting and unexpected results. Blood Communion is a triumph for Anne Rice.
Rice’s latest thrilling installment of the Vampire Chronicles, a 'memoir' written by Lestat himself, shows a different side of the prince ... Readers will enjoy this new perspective on Rice’s series and will talk about it well after the last page ... This latest incarnation of Rice’s seemingly immortal and unceasingly popular Vampire Chronicles is right in sync with today’s issues and will be a title of desire for myriad fans.
...the novel starts off interestingly enough, but soon devolves into one long battle with plenty of deaths, differentiated only by whoever is the current antagonist, and punctuated by long commentary ... It seems each and every character created by author Rice has to have a say in what’s going on, so much so in fact, that some of the narration appears nothing more than a roll call of names, and may tempt the reader to commit what the devotee would term a sin—skimming the pages.