Illustration for article titled Lestat Is Going to Atlantis in Anne Rices Next Vampire Book

WHAT THE FUCK IS EVEN HAPPENING.

Well, what’s happening is that Anne Rice has written a book titled Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, which will come out November 29. It features Lestat, Rice’s most enduring literary creation, going... to an undersea kingdom presumably populated by mermaids or fish-men or some such, because they also apparently exists in the world of The Vampire Chronicles books (a.k.a. the Lestativerse, which is a name I just made up but will be using exclusively from now on).

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Entertainment Weekly has a sample of the book if you care to read about a vampire who goes to Atlantis, and holy god why would anyone ever not want to read that. It sounds amazing. Hell, I already can’t wait for the sequel, because I’m almost 100% confident Lestat’s next adventure is going to take place in outer space.

Rob Bricken was the Editor of io9 from 2016-18, the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news site Topless Robot, and now writes nerd stuff for many places, because it's all he's good at.

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