This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of
his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a
vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became
indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and
flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moments such as his
discovery of the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to
comfort her with the last breaths of humanity he has inside—yet he makes
Claudia a vampire, trapping her womanly passion, will, and intelligence inside
the body of a small child.
Louis and Claudia form a seemingly unbreakable alliance
and even settle down for a while in the opulent French Quarter. Louis remembers
Claudia’s struggle to understand herself and the hatred they both have for
Lestat that sends them halfway across the world to seek others of their kind.
Louis and Claudia are desperate to find somewhere they belong, to find others
who understand, and someone who knows what and why they are.
Together, Louis and Claudia travel to Europe, eventually
coming to Paris and the ragingly successful Theatre
des Vampires—a theatre of vampires pretending to be mortals pretending to
be vampires. Here they meet the magnetic and ethereal Armand, who brings them
into a whole society of vampires. But Louis and Claudia find that finding
others like themselves provides no easy answers…and presents dangers they
scarcely imagined. Download and start listening now!