Oh Lestat, you deserved everything that's ever happened to you. You better not die. You might actually go to hell.
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.
And books, they offer one hope -- that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe, one is saved.