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Lestat vampire best part about TVL is that it was this book, that gave Anne's vampire universe, a great origin story, that was not only an original take or spin on it you know, as opposed to the traditional, "it all started with Dracula or Carmilla" stuffbut also paid homage to ancient Mesopotamian proto-vampire myths about blood drinking spirits and so on you can tell that Anne had thoroughly done her lestat vampire on vampire mythology, before penning TVL.

It was like we got all the answers Louis Brad Pitt was asking Armand Antonio Banderas but which Armand couldn't answer, but The Vampire Lestat gave gave us those answers; Lestat answered all our questions.

And the powers of the vampires, were shown off more here, such as telepathy, telekinesis, pyrokinesis and so on.

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Compelled by the idea of Marius, Lestat leaves markings carved into rock in numerous places while traveling with Gabrielle, hoping that one day, Marius will see them and find Lestat. Whilst in Egypt, abandoned by Gabrielle, Lestat sleeps in the ground after being burned by the sun, and is recovered by Lestat vampire who takes him to his secret Mediterranean island.

Once Marius has given his warning to Lestat not to go see lestat vampire again, and leaves on a short outing, Lestat takes Nicolas's old violin and plays for the King and Queen, lestat vampire them.

Akasha feeds from Lestat as Lestat feeds from her. Then, Enkil, furious at the intrusion, attacks lestat vampire nearly kills Lestat, who is saved by Marius, and then sent away.

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The book ends on a cliffhanger after Lestat's debut concert in San Francisco, and leads directly lestat vampire the third volume, The Queen of the Damned.

In The Vampire Lestathe spends much of the book telling people he is hardly the monster previous narrators have made him out to be. In much of the book, and its follow up, Queen of the Damnedhe is instead painted as a fun-loving hero who lestat vampire leads the charge against Akasha, the vampire queen.

History[ edit ] Lestat was born on November 7,as the seventh son of the marquis d'Auvergne in the Auvergne region of France. Only two of his brothers survive to adulthood.

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While they lestat vampire technically aristocratsthe de Lioncourt family's fortune has been squandered, and they live in relative poverty in their feudal castle. Lestat's mother, Gabrielleis the only literate member of the family. Lestat's father is blind and spends his days playing chess.

Lestat's relationships with his father and brothers are bad - he tells his mother "I dream sometimes that I might kill lestat vampire all. I kill my father and my brothers in the dream. I go from room to room slaughtering them as I did the wolves.


In both instances, he is returned to his family. Encouraged by his mother, who sells her family heirloom jewels to purchase lestat vampire, guns, and mastiff dogs for him, Lestat takes up huntingand soon becomes the family breadwinner.

The townspeople of Lestat's village request his help with a pack of wolves that are terrorizing the town. He rides into the mountains and kills the entire pack of eight, losing his horse, dogs, and nearly his own life in the process. lestat vampire

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Although his bravery wins him the respect and admiration of the villagers, who present him with a lush red velvet cloak and boots made from the pelts of the wolves, he goes into a lestat vampire depression. Prodded by Gabrielle, he eventually leaves Auvergne with friend and lover Nicolas and heads for Parisintending to become an actor.

During performances, he attracts the attention of an ancient vampire named Magnuswho later abducts him and transforms him into a lestat vampire against his will.

Immediately after turning Lestat, Magnus commits suicideleaving Lestat to fend for himself without any kind of guidance. Lestat vampire finds himself heir to a nearly inexhaustible wealth, and begins an adventure that leads him all around the world.


Relationships with other characters[ edit ] Lestat vampire his charisma, Lestat is portrayed as a lonesome individual. Older undead can even beguile younger ones.

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