born in 1766, and as a mortal is very wealthy, with a plantation in New Orleans and seven more in Louisiana. The death of his brother leaves him stricken with grief. Louis blames himself for his brother's demise, because it is the result of a fatal fall that takes place just after
The vampire Lestat comes across Louis a short while later, and is so taken by his air of sadness and his good looks that he falls in love with him. Louis is seeking death, but receives instead immortality, when he is made into a vampire by Lestat in 1791. He is amazed by the powers he has been given and falls in love with everything around him. Yet, he is unable to come to terms with his need to kill, and feeds initially on the blood of rats and animals. As time passes, he comes to hate Lestat for making him what he is.
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