Memnoch the Devil is the fifth novel
in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series, following The Tale of the Body Thief. In this story, Lestat
is increasingly paranoid that a powerful force has had its sights trained on
him. As a promise to the ghost of his hunted prey, Roger, Lestat searches for
Roger’s beautiful, evangelical daughter Dora in order to watch over her. Lestat
is intrigued by Dora, the pure good foil to Roger’s dark evil. But just as he grows ever more fascinated with her, Lestat is confronted
by Memnoch, the Devil, the force that has been stalking him for some time.
Lestat is sucked in by Memnoch. Memnoch
presents him with unimagined opportunities—to witness creation, to visit
purgatory, to be treated like a prophet—all the while convincing Lestat that God
is not quite the loving patriarch that many Christians believe him to be. Lestat
faces a choice between the Devil or God. In whom does he believe? Whom does he
serve? Lestat finds himself caught in a serious battle for his soul. Download and start listening now!