Super hyped about New Book News™ :D Weirdly enough, the English amazon has a very different summary – something about an attack on the court and Lestat having to hunt down the vamps who did it; sounds like they’re being led by Rhosh

(sorry for the delay in reply!)

I’m the way I always was about every new VC book: cautiously optimistic, there may be some great stuff in it, if not, it’s still going to be a Wild Ride as per usual!

Yes, you’re right, the descriptions are a little different, and idk who has control over that. I’m guessing it’s not the author *shrugs*

The U.S. description was more about Lestat still wrangling all the vampires into some kind of monarchy/democracy government and then:

… against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.

What now with this ‘unstoppable force’? I thought we already extracted Amel, he was specifically the ‘force’ pestering everybody and tryna start shit!

…and tells the riveting story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast force,

What is ‘the Blood Communion’ is this going to be a blood orgy oh gawds… are all the vampires a ‘vast force’ now, or is he getting YET ANOTHER super power? Weather control and/or lightning, like Thor now?? *ragged sigh*

…and then of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes… 

Rhoshamandes, a force who refuses to live in harmony at the Court of Prince Lestat and threatens all that Lestat has dreamt of.

Ok, yes, a vampire civil war good BRING IT ON. Hopefully he gets some allies to even it up and make it a fair fight. 

….As the tale unfolds, Lestat takes us from blah blah blah France to

blah blah blah

Louisiana

blah blah blah; from

blah blah

the Pacific’s untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine …”

^I’m guessing this last bit re: Empress Catherine will be us sitting down to hear more of Rhoshamandes’ story, we’ll see. 


Amazon U.K.’s description we get a little more specific:

From blah blah blah France, Prince Lestat is grappling to instil a new ideology of peace and harmony among the blood-drinking community. 

So no blood orgy mentioned ok, but… 

Accustomed to welcoming all of the Undead – from far and wide – into his court, one night he awakes to news of a ruthless attack by a group of maverick blood-drinkers.

^THERE’S A GROUP OF THEM who attack. What would it take to attack a compound designed by vampires to be the safest place for them and teeming with vampires capable of telepathic gifts, a species that is always out for its own protection? 

After fleeing to investigate the terror, Lestat learns of several new enemies who despise his rule over the blood-drinking realm, and who are intent on disrupting the harmony he tries so hard to maintain.

GOOD I’m glad the attackers have a group, it’s not just Everybody-Hates-Rhoshamandes on his own, that’d be kind of unfair. 

One enemy in particular, the infamous Rhoshamandes, is notoriously powerful. But is Lestat strong enough to take on such evil alone or will sacrifices have to be made?

^SACRIFICES – makes me think a few of the old crew have been taken prisoner or have switched sides? IDK.

Then again, I do think there are enough new characters added in PL/ROA to be used specifically as canon fodder. 

Will his cry for peace be heard in a world riddled with violence?

No. Honestly this is a pile of serial killers, murder is what they DO. And then, some ppl just want to watch the world burn, even if peace is offered and on the table.

An enthralling, sweeping adventure, full of drama and suspense, Blood Communion will have readers gripped to the very end. It is not just a compelling tale of a troubled leader, but a novel about the power of ambition, as well as a timely reflection on the struggle of individuals to find and defend their place in the world.

I think it is definitely timely, he is a troubled leader, and I think it’s got the potential to be very good the way Queen of the Damned was good.

I guess tumblr was glitching and your blog wouldn’t come up in the search bar, and I definitely started panicking at the thought of losing you. Glad to see all this is still here.

Awww what a sweet thing to say! Yeah I’d be pretty sad if this blog disappeared, too. 

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(If this blog is ever shut down w/o warning, I’ll set up a new blog (or ask a few specific ppl here) to post the info of whatever happened to me and tag it #iwantmyiwtv, but hopefully we won’t have to deal w/ that.) 

*aggressively slams hands on table* LESTAT SINGING LOUIS CORNY LOVE SONGS IN PUBLIC WHEN HE’S DONE SOMETHING WRONG

*aggressively slams hands on table* YES DEFINITELY

I got this almost a month ago 😛 sorries for the delay in reply but

*aggressively slams hands on table again* I AM DOING A THING FOR IT SO PLEASE WAIT IT WILL BE WORTH IT I PROMISE.

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Lestat, before you became a vampire had you ever eaten a slice of pizza?

//ooc; This sat in my inbox for 3 weeks and I was stumped, but from my research, it’s unlikely that Lestat would have eaten pizza in the Auvergne, as it might have been difficult to make tomatoes grow there at that time. I don’t know when pizza first came to Paris, he might have had it there. 

@takemetocoffin-or-losemeforever​, my French resource, informs me Lestat might have had tourte aux pommes de terre, which is Auvergne potato pie. It tastes like potatoes and cream, mostly. There might be other pizza-adjacent foods he might have had. 

Is there a foodie in the house?

What foods does he miss, though? What foods would he have liked to try that didn’t exist during his time or were prohibitively expensive? Reblog/comment what you think, or message him about specifics. 

Did Victor wish you a happy father’s day ? I think you would be the best father on this world Lestat ! Bon baisers de France !

♛Merci for the love from France, I can always use a few extra kisses from that country *smiles*

Viktor sent a card. I should be grateful. But it was most likely from Rose, and he merely signed it along with her, as it had an inside joke between Rose and I. Best father in the world? I think my second – fourth fledglings would beg to differ. 

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//ooc; mun doesn’t entirely accept PL as canon, but was willing to accept it for this ask 😉

For headcanons and to talk to a Viktor RPer, go to @viktor-de-lioncourt(who uses Jordan Sörbom as a FC) or @roselioncourt, both of whom care quite a lot more than I do about this character.

You know what would be funny to see? Lestat and Louis doing the 24 hour handcuff challenge. If you have never heard of that then just look it up on Youtube, it’s by Buzzfeed. Really funny!

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#Fanart request. So many of our characters taking on the 24-hr handcuff challenge could be hilarious. They would need to use enchanted chains like the ones in MtD or else it would be too easy to break out ;]

(One of my fics has a similar concept, L/L “tied together” for a night: A Precious Material.)

Oh, to think that I thought I was suffering before. Naive me. Favouring the doomed, as if tumblr didn’t warm me. God do I love the book though, I can not thank you enough for keeping my interest alive by your blog until I could read on. ♥

You are so welcome! When encouragement isn’t enough I do throw grapes…

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@artisticfreedomofexpression:

Found this on my Instagram and immediately thought of you. I hope you’re well, and having a lovely day! 💖


I LOVE THIS!! Great find, @artisticfreedomofexpression. Definitely brightened my day *hugs tightly*

Happy Birthday! (I think it’s now your birthday in your time zone). I hope it’s a good one!

Thank u! It was indeed, i had aspartame poured on me for one thing… ok not really but whatever i was inspired to make this for ya and anyway i do drink a truckload of aspartame on a weekly basis so it counts.