The day I laded in Manila, after our magnificent Filipino lunch I slept instead of catching up with my sister. I did this because I knew we were getting up at 3:30 the next morning for our flight from Manila to Puerto Princessa at the Palawan Islands.
This was our island hopping adventure - catered lunch included. Our first stop was a splash house where lobster, horseshoe crab and grouper were cultivated and observed. There were marine biologists on the little man made island to make sure they were healthy and flourishing.
Our second stop was at Pandan Island where we hung out on the beach, fed the exotic fish and ate a catered lunch.
Prince Lestat continues the story of the
red haired twins, Maharet and Mekare. It was exquisite. Spoiler alert
This story picks up from when Mekare fulfilled an ancient
curse. Vengeance was exacted from a deranged Queen. As she lay dying, the twins consumed her heart and
brain. They honored their dead with this act but they
didn’t do it for Akasha out of love. Inside her was the spirit that animated
the immortals. The Twins meant to continue that legacy.
In this story, the mindless spirit that consumed in the form
of a vampire’s blood lust was no longer unconscious. The novel begins with
unexplained burnings. Then it becomes the madness of the ancients. spoiler alert
Secrets are revealed in the course of this story. First, the
Talamasca was founded by a supernatural being.
Once, Pandora beheld a spirit in her travels. Instead of
turning from it in fear she said, “If you
would have fleshy life, human life, hard life which can move through time and
space, then fight of it. If you would…