Another couple months pass and I read another book from the series I keep trying to convince myself I am going to stop. Apparently I am going to be really mad when I get to the bad ones.
This is not one of the bad ones, in fact, it’s a really good one. The overarching plot is still a little silly and I actually wish the series would stay small, where it’s best ,but it’s trying to be big.
So Lestat is a rock star and that fame and attention and bringing vampires out into the world has attracted the attention of Akasha, an Egyptian vampire goddess, and her enemies and brought them out into the world. Akasha has been ruminated on the fate of the world for several thousand years, as you do, and has decided that humanity has proven itself unworthy of life itself. She decides this is the fate of men particularly, which is right, and that she plans on taking the notion of the Savage Garden, the mixture of beauty and brutality in the world, to cull the male population down to a reasonable amount. Despite the arguments of her captive audience of vampires to the contrary, she remains convinced.
We also have the return of Louis, in a very small role, along with the various other surviving vampires of the last few novels.
Add to this group, an investigator for a supernatural watchdog group and the original interviewer Daniel from the first novel to round things out.
What makes this book so much better is the relinquishing of the narrative control of the novel to additional voices.