The Queen of the Damned - Study Guide Proem Summary & Analysis

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The Proem begins with a declaration, which has been posted at all vampire gathering places. The declaration condemns Louis (Lestat's vampire companion and the vampire of Interview with the Vampire (1976) and Lestat for revealing the vampire secrets in the first two books of the Vampire Chronicles. It outlines the existence of Akasha and Enkil, the first vampires and forebears of all modern vampires. It also reminds the reader that, if they are both destroyed, all vampires will be destroyed with them. The declaration tells the reader that Enkil and Akasha are kept in a Secret Crypt by the vampire Marius and have not moved for centuries except for Lestat's claim that he woke Akasha with his violin playing, and she fed him with her blood. The writer of the declaration fears that Enkil and Akasha and all the older more powerful vampires will be awakened by Lestat's...

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