Lasher Lasher (Lives of the Mayfair Witches) School & Library Binding – Large Print, 1 Oct 1999
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"EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist....LASHER quenches".
-- Denver Post --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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!
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...
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.
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