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I read this book many years ago and it is still one I find myself thinking of now and then. I remember it as a lighter read than most of the vampire novels (although I loved all that angst as a teen), and one with a unique and very interesting sort of creature. It truly caught my imagination. I'd like to read again as an adult and see how it holds up. ( )
  RobinWebster | Nov 28, 2014 |
Almost a book-length exposition and bridge between Lasher and whatever comes next in the "Witch Chronicles." It read very well and I found it interesting because I had read the previous books, but it would not stand alone at all. Nothing really happens (to speak of) -- mostly history and explanations. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 23, 2014 |
This is the third of the Mayfair Witch books, and it wasn't quite what the other two were.

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  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
Anne Rice's sequel to Lasher carries the search for the spirit forward to a new generation of evil. ( )
  bfgar | Apr 24, 2014 |
In Taltos, the sequel in the Mayfair Witches series, when Michael Curry and Rowan Mayfair have an offspring, because of an chromosomal abnormality, their offspring is Lasher, an ancient superhuman creature known as a taltos. In this often times ridiculous, sometimes hard to read novel, Michael Curry now has a child with Rowan’s 13 year old niece, Mona (can someone say statuatory rape). Apparently Anne Rice doesn’t think this is a big deal since Mona is a witch. Meanwhile, the secret order of the Talamasca is trying to kidnap the taltos.

This novel is a bit convoluted and extremely over-sexed. Anne Rice has seemingly lost her way. Although the novel isn’t terrible and has its good points, it’s far off the mark from her excellent early novels that are part of the Vampire Chronicles. There is something lacking here. It’s too long. It’s hard to take seriously, and it doesn’t resonate in any way. It’s not a bad read, but it isn’t anything special.
Carl Alves – author of Blood Street ( )
  Carl_Alves | Feb 12, 2014 |
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I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen:
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.

And the gates of this Chapel were shut,
And "Thou shalt not" writ over the door;
So I turned to the Garden of Love,
That so many sweet flowers bore;

And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tombstones where flowers should be;
And Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with briers my joys and desires.

From Songs of Experience,
William Blake
Dedicated with Love
to Stan, Christopher, and Michele Rice,
to John Preston and to Margaret and Stanley Rice, Sr.
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It had snowed all day.
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In a swirling universe filled with death and life, corruption and innocence, this mesmerizing novel takes us on a wondrous journey back through the centuries to a civilization half-human, of wholly mysterious origin, at odds with mortality and immortality, justice and guilt. It is an enchanted, hypnotic world that could only come from the imagination of Anne Rice...

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The adventures of the Taltos, superhuman beings born of witches and known for being violent and oversexed. The story centers on arranging a union between two of them, one a wealthy doll manufacturer in New York, the other a dwarf in Scotland. The union would end the New Yorker's loveless existence, the result of a curse imposed on him for trying to convert his clan to Christianity. By the author of Lasher.… (more)

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