Lasher Lasher (Lives of the Mayfair Witches) School & Library Binding – Large Print, 1 Oct 1999
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"Behind all the velvet drapes and gossamer winding sheets, this is an old-fashioned family saga - Rice's descriptive writing is so opulent it almost begs to be read by candlelight" (Washington Post Book World)
"The sequel and conclusion to Rice's The Witching Hour shows Rice at her best ... The novel lights up with rocket blast" (Kirkus Reviews)
"Erotic ... Eerie ... Horrifying ... A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans" (Denver Post) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
'Erotic... Eerie... Horrifying... A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans' - Denver Post --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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It is very well written and I promise you it will keep you hooked.
It's advisable to read The Witching Hour first, though I suppose one could get away without it, there's a lot there with regards to plot development which one finds useful.
+ You find out what Lasher is, and from whence he came.
+ Rice is magnificent in her portrayal of events and includes some unexpected ones, keeping the reader gripped.
+ You get to see more of Mona (who is fast becoming a favourite character of mine)
- I can't think of any negatives...
My overall conclusion is that it starts slowly but is worth being patient with. I will definately read the third in the trilogy.
Michael remains entwined in the Mayfair family and learns how he comes by his strange powers. Michael's ghostly visiting from a long-dead Mayfair reveals the importance of destroying Lasher. In the investigation, Lasher's origins are revealed, the new Taltos Emaleth returns, and the climax of death and life engulfs the family.
A taltos is a sorcerer from Hungarian folklore who combats evil witches and has the ability to detect them. Anne extended this concept to create her own Taltos, a being born knowing what they need to survive independently and immediately upon birth grow to be nearly seven feet tall and able to do everything adults are. Their brains are complex, they are hypnotized by music, and are beings of reason.
This also has sexual parts in the book, so be forewarned if you choose to read it!
The development of the delicious little Mona-now by far one of my favourite Rician characters-(none will ever surpass my beloved Lestat!!)left me licking my lips in a satiated fashion and even more fascinating discoveries of the Mayfair clan and our devillish Lasher make this an excellent read and well up to the standards(v-high) that I expect from my most extra-special favourite of authors.
However some of my fellow devotees may not relish the absence of the lavish descriptions, of the days when women wore gowns of the finest velvet and flowing taffeta and men wore erm ...tights. A tale of gothic wood panelled rooms and gilt furniture this is not, instead the history of this particular piece dates back to the times of the flapper dress, and not much further beyond.
Although at first unsure of my interest in this Mayfair saga, I'm looking forward with sugar happy glee, and wide eyed anticipation at reading Taltos(that's the next book by the way).
So, it's no Vampire chronicle, but what the hey! I'd read it again.
what a great read, always getting caught up and the feeling of knowing the characters.
I can never put the books down.
This arrived in great condition and well presented.
Anne Rice is able to capture the reader from beginning to end and keep most of the book at a very quicken speed keeping you embraced throughout the book. If you are a fan of Anne Rice or just a casual reader then this book will be no disappointment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book in perfect quality for a used one, and as all from Anne Rice- perfectly wonderful.Published 1 month ago by Mara
It's Anne Rice can't go wrong with it. And it came way before the due date...Published 5 months ago by Prime customer
The first book was epic and I was really looking forward to the followups but was left disappointed as the story lost it's way and was not what I expected.
You cant but love lasher !! Excellent series ... Give us more , Please Anne !!Published 17 months ago by Boobie4477
As always a spellbinding tale from one of my favourite authors. Love this trilogy. A must readPublished 19 months ago by Jus
Didnt enjoy this as much as The Witching Hour but it was still a good read. The first 1/5 of the book was a bit slow but once past there I couldnt put it down. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2013 by AMM