This mesmerizing fourth book of the Vampire Chronicles series, The Tale of the Body Thief follows the tormented vampire Lestat as he struggles to integrate his bloodthirsty nature with his aspirations to again see the sun, to love without taking blood, and to seek God as mortals do. Lestat enters blindly into an unholy bargain: To experience mortality for one day and two nights, he agrees to switch bodies with a new acquaintance, giving little thought as to this man’s reliability and integrity. Finding himself trapped in the mortal state, Lestat must overcome long forgotten human frailties in order to thwart this mortal’s evil intentions and regain his own immortal self. We meet again characters from earlier novels in the series, and visit New Orleans, Miami and Paris where we once again enter into the enchanting world of our anguished and deeply sympathetic hero.
Review by Michele P.