Complete List of Anne Rice Books
Complete List of Anne Rice Books
Book reading is a treasured pastime for many people. When approaching a series is often necessary to know the order of the books so that you get the maximum enjoyment. So I have compiled a complete list of Anne Rice books. She has several series that intertwine with one another and may draw you from one series to the next rather than sticking to just the one journey.
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Anne Rice is an amazing author of fantasy and Gothic tales along with some erotica novels. Born and Raised in New Orleans she still calls it home despite living in California for many more years than she did in Louisiana. She is the author of over thirty novels with Interview With The Vampire being her first published work.
She has been back and forth with Catholicism over the years. Writing a couple of novels during her public return to the church only to distance herself in later years due to disagreement with the church’s stance on social issues.
Several of her books have been made into movies or television shows. Most recently her Vampire Chronicles books have been picked up for a television adaptation by Hulu. Her writing has had a noticeable impact on vampire fiction as a genre.
The Vampire Chronicles Books
Seductive series following the lives and exploits of several vampires over the course of many years. Chiefly the Vampire Lestat. Several books go into greater detail on the lives of the vampires that interact with the brat prince Lestat throughout his lifetime. Which is a considerable amount of time.
Interview With The Vampire Published 1976 You can see my review of this book here. Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses.
The Vampire Lestat Published 1985 You can see my full book review here. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s.
Queen of The Damned Published 1988 You can read my full review here. n a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.
The Tale of the Body Thief Published 1992 In a gripping feat of storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with The Interview with the Vampire. For centuries, Lestat—vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals, brat prince—has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead.
Memnoch The Devil Published 1995 The fifth volume of Rice’s Vampire Chronicles is one of her most controversial books. The tale begins in New York, where Lestat, the coolest of Rice’s vampire heroes, is stalking a big-time cocaine dealer and religious-art smuggler–this guy should get it in the neck
The Vampire Armand Published 1998 the detailed story of the child like vampire we first met in the Interview with the Vampire. The tales of how he was created and how he ended up in charge of a dark collection of vampires in Paris.
Merrick Published 2000 Another entry into her erotic and sensual look at the undead underworld thriving among us. Wandering the night they prey on victims without much notice.
Blood and Gold Published 2001 Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and forced into that dark realm of blood, where he is made a protector of the Queen and King of the vampires–in whom the core of the supernatural race resides.
Blackwood Farm Published 2002 Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, bright, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp.
Blood Canticle Published 2003 Welcome back to Blackwood Farm. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived characters that make up the two worlds of vampires and witches.
Prince Lestat Published 2014 Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe.
Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis Published 2016 In this ambitious, rich new vampire novel of vision and power, the indomitable vampire hero, Lestat de Lioncourt, returns . . . caught up in an urgent and fundamental quest to understand the origins of the Undead and the deeper meanings of existence for both mortals and immortals.
A Twelve Book Bundle Including all Books in list up to here is available on Amazon.
Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat Published 2018 In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately, and tells the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be.
New Tales of the Vampires
Introducing a few newer vampire and separating their stories somewhat from that of Lestat although not completely. More of a new branch and return to her greatest characters. Certainly a must read for fans of her vampire chronicles tales.
Pandora Published 1998 Anne Rice, creator of the Vampire Lestat, the Mayfair witches and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to become a chronicler of his fellow Undead.
Vittorio the Vampire Published 1999 Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de’ Medici, trained in knighthood at his father’s mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures—a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.
A wonderful demonstration of Anne Rice’s gift for spellbinding storytelling. This series follows the lives and struggles of a family line of witches. Using haunting images and descriptions of the locations and the characters to create a hypnotic effect on the reader. Some characters from this series join with the vampires in the other series.
The Witching Hour Published 1990 Available as collection on Amazon. Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real a family of witches–a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philosophy, a family that is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous and seductive being.
Lasher Published 1993 The tale of a seductive evil being and the witches he has attached himself to. Deeply riveting and erotic tale. The second part of an ongoing family drama of the Mayfair witches.
Taltos Published 1994 When Ashlar learns that another Taltos has been seen, he is suddenly propelled into the haunting world of the Mayfair family, the New Orleans dynasty of witches forever besieged by ghosts, spirits, and their own dizzying powers.
Life of Christ
Written during a public return to the folds of Catholicism these books tell fictionalized accounts of the life of Jesus Christ. Completely separate from all of her other works but enjoyable if you like her writing style in general and are a religious person.
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt Published 2005 Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book.
Christ the Lord : The Road to Cana Published 2008
It’s a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea. All who know and love Jesus find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take
Songs of Seraphim
More of the religious angle to her writings. They are a fictional telling of the life of an assassin who is given the chance to save rather than destroy lives. Mesmerizing and inspirational are the best way to describe this brief series.
Angel Time Published 2009 It’s the present day. Toby O’Dare—aka Lucky the Fox—is a contract killer on assignment once again. He’s a soulless soul, a dead man walking.
Of Love and Evil Published 2010 Barely recovered from his previous divine mission, former contract killer Toby O’Dare is once again summoned by the angel Malchiah to investigate the poisoning of a prominent nobleman and stop the haunting of a diabolical dybbuk.
The Sleeping Beauty Series
Rice’s journey into the world of erotica. Incredibly detailed and provocative world of copulation and sexual adventure. Beauty is taken captive and made into a sex slave along with many others as she journeys through self enlightenment.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Published 1983 Available as a trilogy on Amazon. In the first book of the trilogy, Anne Rice retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.
Beauty’s Punishment Published 1984 This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice’s elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire.
Beauty’s Release Published 1985 In what was meant to be the final volume of Anne Rice’s deliciously erotic trilogy, Beauty’s adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem
Beauty’s Kingdom Published 2015 When the great queen is reported dead, Beauty and Laurent return to the kingdom they left twenty years before. Beauty agrees to take the throne, but she insists that all erotic servitude be voluntary.
Ramses The Damned
The tale of an archeologists’ family and the resurrected mummy they unearthed. Written during the Edwardian period of history and chronicling a dysfunctional family and a mystery this series had many readers on the edge of their seats for nearly 28 years awaiting the sequel.
The Mummy Published 1989 Ramses the Great has awakened in Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied.
Ramses The Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra Published 2017 Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life.
The Wolf Gift Chronicles
Anne Rice’s telling of what it would be like for a well off journalist to be bitten and transformed into a werewolf. Originally written to be a standalone book she found that she loved the characters and the story too much to just abandon the tale. She has mentioned she intends to write a third book in the series as well.
The Wolf Gift Published 2012 When Reuben Golding, a young reporter on assignment, arrives at a secluded mansion on a bluff high above the Pacific, it’s at the behest of the home’s enigmatic female owner.
The Wolves of Midwinter Published 2013 It is winter at Nideck Point. Oak fires burn in the stately flickering hearths, and the community organizes its annual celebration of music and pageantry.
The Feast of All Saints Published 1979 The tale of the free people of color living in New Orleans during the Civil War. It follows Marcel who has one parent of each color, his mother being a mistress of a slave owner.
The Master of Rampling Gate Published 1982 A short story of a pair of siblings as they visit their ancestral home. The only short story vampire tales Rice has created.
Cry to Heaven Published 1982 A book set in 18th century Italy it tells the tale of a peasant born boy who is castrated to preserve his voice only to lose it later in life and that of the last noble of a wealth house.
Exit to Eden Published 1985 A darkly erotic tale told from the perspective of two different characters throughout the books. The book centers around bondage and submission that eventually turns into more.
Belinda Published 1986 A look at the dark side of relationships. The book tells the story of a 44-year-old children’s book author and artist and a 16-year-old runaway that he falls in love with.
Servant of The Bones Published 1996 A descriptive and sensuous journey of a wrathful angel, a demon bent on revenge. A dazed witness to the murder of a young girl and his inexplicable obsession to avenge her.
Violin Published 1997 Telling an absorbing tale of an instrument belonging to a ghost who ventures out to seek mischief and relief from his own torment.
Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession Published 2008 Anne Rice was raised in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life.
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No matter which Anne Rice book you chose based upon your own personal tastes, I am sure you will find great enjoyment within the pages. She is an author of magnificent characters and locations. Her descriptions transport you directly to the middle of the action and keep you obsessed. Have you read any of her work? Please comment below.