Dagger of the Mind (aka Hollywood Vampires-Dangerous Games)
|Title:||Dagger of the Mind (aka Hollywood Vampires-Dangerous Games)|
|Author(s):||M.A. Coleman, Heather Meloche, Lisa Hall, Laura Ann Troise, Cathy Turner, Kim Kleine, Stephanie Buday, and torch|
|Fandom:||The Vampire Chronicles|
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In truth this is only the middle part of an ongoing roleplaying game/fanfic but it is the part that is most commonly known to fans, possibly because it is the part where the writers truly begin to shine.
The story is long, convoluted and reads like a soap opera. However, this is a good thing.
The plot (in the broadest terms) is that Hollywood has decided to film the sequel to Interview with the Vampire, bringing back a great deal of the original cast to take part in the production. However, this time the actual vampires decide to spy on the proceedings and angstful plotlines ensue from there.
The beginning portion, Hollywood Vampires, is admittedly the weakest link, although this is due to a near continuous rotation of authors until the story ends up with the group listed above. By the time Dagger of the Mind begins (and about halfway through HV, for that matter) the story is going strong.
Who's paired with who? Well... Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise (although it's occasionally Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas, while more occasionally still Antonio and Louis). Lestat's with Louis most of the time save when Santino makes an appearance and we just won't even talk about Tom "The Twinkie" Cruise. Daniel and Jesse go cloud dancing (so that's what the kids are calling it nowadays), Marius and Armand do several censored things but only after Marius breaks up with David who, quite frankly, does it with everyone.
Angst? Armand thinks he's loosing his mind, Lestat thinks he's destroying the coven, Brad and Tom are fighting to stay mortal (Tom not quite as hard as Brad would like), half the cast is trying to kill the other half, Pandora is alive again much to Marius's psychological dismay, Louis is struggling for one moment of married bliss with Lestat and the entire coven could enjoy a calm breath if only Lestat and Armand would stop trying to kill each other and take the world down with them.This is, as I said, a soap opera and it's one to end all soap operas. However, it's the most addictive thing I've ever known and quite frankly I hate them for it.