The Queen of the Damned (Vampire Chronicles) - Anne Rice This is, to date, my fave Anne Rice novel. It is that epic, and the movie sucks in comparison (the only thing about the movie I like is the music. And how cheesy the movie is, let's be honest. "Gothic" in the late 90's/early 2000's is nostalgic for me because that was my scene back in the day LOL).