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One of our favorite peopleAnne Rice, has just announced that she is writing the next book in the Vampire Chronicles, a sequel to Queen of the Damned, to be called Prince Lestat.  We are completely thrilled by this news as we feel that Lestat is far and away the sexiest of the vampire set and eagerly anticipate new tales of his latest exploits.  As such, we thought we’d have a little lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek fun (or would that be fang-in-cheek?) by listing the top ten reasons why the Brat Prince stars in our dreams more often than any other of his kind.

(Note: We are not hating on any of the other vampire franchises. The comparisons below are intended in the spirit of fun.)

1.  He’s a sharp-dressed man. Er…undead man.

Few men can pull off the velvet topcoat over lacy cuffs without appearing the fop, but those who can?  Niiicccce.

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(Warner Brothers)

2.  He’s a gentleman of the evening.

Patti Smith had it right: the night belongs to lovers. And proper vampires only come out at night.  While the daytime sparkle explanation in Twilight  respectably creates its own mythos, the night is nevertheless still sexier. Sparkles are for arts & craft classes; darkness is for lust and romance!

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(Summit Entertainment)

3.  He’s well-educated.

Lestat is continually seeking to learn wisdom from the ancients.  Smart is waaay more sexy than thuggish, self-satisfied Vikings, such as True Blood’s  Eric Northman.  Does anybody fantasize about Hägar the Horrible?  I didn’t think so!

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(King Features Syndicate, Inc.)

4.  He’s French.

Paris is for lovers. Forks, Washington is for… salmon.



5.  He’s older and more experienced.

We prefer our inamorati to have been properly aged.  Those Vampire Diaries  imps make us want to ask for IDs.

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6.  He’s a rebel.

Lestat has earned the title the Brat Prince, and we go for the bad boy, not the squeaky clean Edward Cullen.  This is the same as Luke Skywalker versus Han Solo.  Notwithstanding the fact that Leia was Luke’s sister, it was obvious that he liked her (before he knew). But who did Leia end up with? Bad boy Han, of course! Luke was relegated into the friend zone, as nice guys usually are. *Wink*.

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7.  He has refined tastes.

Lestat sets his Garden District New Orleans household up in style.  None of these moldy crypts for him!



8.  He’s a rock star.

In The Queen of the Damned, Lestat forms a rock band in which he is the lead singer.  Edward Cullen plays classical piano.  Tell me, who floats your boat, Liberace…



…or David Lee Roth?


9.  He mixes with royalty.

Lestat has been a consort to the Queen of the Damned herself.  Those True Blood  vamps all seem to be chasing after the barmaid with the slightly bovine name, Sookie.



10.  He has been to hell and back. Literally.

In Memnoch the Devil, Lestat nearly gets coerced into being the caretaker of the underworld.  We like a man who has been through the fire and has managed to escape with nary a tail feather singed. What panache!


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So, bring it on, Anne Rice!  We can’t wait to hear what Lestat has been up to!

Andrea Sefler the author

Andrea is a consultant and technical writer for various scientific software and instrumentation companies. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Berkeley and has never met a genre of music or books that she hasn’t liked. As a gamer since the days of the Apple II, Andrea can relate any number of hair-raising tales about role-playing games stored on 360 kB 5.25” floppy disks and may, someday, put them to paper.

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  1. Dany Tremblay-Bouchard on March 11, 2014

    The series had more then 10 books, the last one was Blackwood Farm… I don’t get it… She regret mixing The Witch Saga or what ?

  2. Raymond Saint-Pierre on March 11, 2014

    Loved the book, but was so disappointed by movie. Wanted to see Cruise get Pitt (ed) so bad! Lulz

  3. Todd Barselow on March 11, 2014

    @AnneRiceReveals @PrinceLestat!

  4. Todd Barselow on March 12, 2014

    @AnneRiceReveals @PrinceLestat!

  5. Enma Flores on March 12, 2014

    The Brat Prince…. <3

  6. Enma Flores on March 12, 2014

    The Brat Prince…. <3

  7. Patti Murphy on April 16, 2014

    you made some good points however your reference to 10000 Maniacs is incorrect. The lyrics you quoted are plucked from “Because The NIght” which was composed by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith and performed by Patti

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      Daniel J. Kim on April 17, 2014

      I’m sure the post author will appreciate that correction, Patti. Thanks!

  8. Enma Flores on April 16, 2014

    The Brat Prince…. <3

  9. Enma Flores on July 15, 2014

    The Brat Prince…. <3

  10. Maxim Scott Mooney on August 3, 2014

    10,000 Maniacs?!?!!? Post ruined… :(

  11. Anne Rice on August 9, 2014

    Thanks, guys.

    • Pop Mythology on August 10, 2014

      You know we are your humble servants.

    • Pop Mythology on August 10, 2014

      You know that we are always, as ever, your humble servants. *bows* :)

  12. Willow Rose on August 9, 2014

    I think they should Interview was alright but they BUTCHERED Queen of the Damned. <3 I would love to,see All her Books made to movies

    • Pop Mythology on August 12, 2014

      Yeah, I read somewhere that Anne wanted to disassociate herself from the Queen of the Damned movie.

  13. Lisa Todd-May on August 9, 2014

    I just ask that the casting people please read the book before choosing…☺

  14. Jennifer L. Eves on August 9, 2014

    Alexander Scarsdale was waisted as Eric on True Blood. I’ve thought that since the very first show. Eric the Vampire was supposed to be a big burly Viking… all big and buff like the others on the show. He is thin, lanky, more unreal beauty. Eric was suppose to be kind of a Fabio.

    • Pop Mythology on August 10, 2014

      We’ve heard this suggestion elsewhere and can definitely see the appeal.

  15. Kalannya Lehmer on August 9, 2014

    In the spirit of Anne Rice’s new movies… I have a casting suggesting also. It may seem odd but based on the description of Lestat in her novels I think Chord Overstreet would make a great Lestat. He has the right look…. I think.

    • Pop Mythology on August 10, 2014

      We all have our own visions for what Lestat should look like so, no, it’s not odd. :) He kinda reminds me of Justin Bieber, though. lol

  16. Lynne Merritt on August 9, 2014

    Throw a curve ball maybe Tom Felton as there may be years of movies, purely on face really

    • Pop Mythology on August 10, 2014

      Hm, interesting idea. Draco definitely had that impestuousness.

  17. Emsi Merritt on August 10, 2014

    Jamie Campbell bower might be a good one, young and can sing

    • Pop Mythology on August 10, 2014

      His character in Twilight had that right look. Very Lestat.

  18. Dottie Marie Neet-Villanueva on August 10, 2014

    This has me over the moon with sheer joy!!!!! #Universal

  19. Enma Flores on August 10, 2014

    The Brat Prince…. <3

  20. Lynne Merritt on August 10, 2014

    Not much of a curve ball as I thought them

  21. Christin Poole on August 10, 2014

    Just don’t forget about Armand and Marius :)

  22. Lisa Bowman on August 10, 2014

    Reeve Carney if you haven’t seen him in showtime’s Penny Dreadful then you should!!

  23. Rupak Khan on August 10, 2014

    Matt Bomer=Lestat

  24. Pallest Tiara on August 10, 2014

    Hi, I probably suggest for an actor which is got his ability to play Lestat just like Tom Cruise before.. I quite thinking if Tom Cruise can play as Lestat again… Wht a surprise if i cn see Tom.C in next new vampire chronicle movie.. If cannot, maybe Matt Bomer also gud choice or other suitable actors… Jensen Ankles? Jamie Campbell? etc… :-) I hope my suggestion is helping you Mrs Anne…

  25. Breana Juelch on August 10, 2014

    I think that one of the Hemsworth brothers would be a great lestat. Probably Liam would be my first choice :)

  26. Willow Rose on August 12, 2014

    Yes she did Pop