Third book in the Vampire Chronicles is how Lestat brings the original vampire Queen back to life from a state of eternal rest and she is ready to dominate the world.
This was my favorite of the three books. It was like the first two were all exposition, laying out the characters, and getting ready for the ultimate action that took place in this one. This one does involve a lot of history with other really old vampires. All of their histories are really interesting. All of those characters lead to the queen being awakened and the major havoc she unleashes. Ah, crazy Lestat, always getting into trouble.