Sidekick Saturday is a bit of fun meme, hosted by JC Bookhaven, Each week Jaclyn picks a Theme and we add which sidekick we think suits the theme, I think this is a great Meme because sometimes it is the Sidekicks that are underestimated in novels.
This weeks Theme: Villain Among Villains
Akasha from Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles – 1988’s The Queen of the Damned
I am going to go back in time when vampires were scary creatures of the night, not sparkly lovey dovey creatures. Out of all the Vampires in The Vampire Chronicles and there were some horrible ones, Akasha was the worst, She was The Queen of Ancient Iraq, Akasha was interested in learning about spirits and tortured two young twins that were known for comuning with the spirits to make contact with them. They brought forth a spirit that did not like Akasha, and during an attack both Akasha and her King were killed, Akashas spirit merged with the spirit the twins called and returned to her body, she became the first Vampire.
Akasha has no morality, or compassion, the only feelings she has are to fulfill her own desires. Which is to destroy all Vampires.
“The spirit who inhabits her animates us all. Destroy the host, you destroy the power. The young die first; the old wither slowly; the eldest perhaps would go last. But she is the Queen of the Damned, and the Damned can’t live without her.”
— Anne Rice (The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles, #3))