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Lasher Lasher (Lives of the Mayfair Witches) School & Library Binding – Large Print, 1 Oct 1999

4.1 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • School & Library Binding: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785778705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785778707
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 15.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,930,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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'Erotic... Eerie... Horrifying... A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans' - Denver Post --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: School & Library Binding
I did enjoy this book immensely, but was kind of glad to get it out of the way which was probably caused by reading it straight after The Witching Hour.
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.
Summary
+ 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...
Enjoy :)
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By A Customer on 5 Jan. 2000
Format: Paperback
I read the first in the series, The Witching Hour, and had hoped that the second would be equally as enthralling. I was a little disappointed at the lack of pace and direction for the first half. However, reading on you find that the interest factor increases and towards the end I found it hard to put down.
My overall conclusion is that it starts slowly but is worth being patient with. I will definately read the third in the trilogy.
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Format: Paperback
The Talamasca, documenters of paranormal activity, is on the hunt for the newly born Lasher. Mayfair women are dying from hemorrhages and a strange genetic anomaly has been found in Rowan and Michael. Lasher, born from Rowan, is another species altogether and now in the corporeal body, represents an incalcuable threat to the Mayfairs. Rowan and Lasher travel together to Houston and she becomes pregnant with another creature like him, a Taltos. Lasher seeks to reproduce his race in other women, but they cannot withstand it. Rowan escapes and becomes comatose as her fully-grown Taltos daughter is born. The Mayfairs declare all-out war on Lasher and try to nurse Rowan back to heatlth.

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.

Interesting Fact:

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!
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By A Customer on 15 Dec. 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having developed an addiction to Mrs Rice's intoxicating Vampire chronicles, and having found previous dissappointment in The witching hour, Lasher provided a well needed fix, of the technicolour, lust filled, depth delving world I crave!
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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I love Anne Rice and her vampire chronicles etc.
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.

thank you
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By A Customer on 20 Mar. 2000
Format: Paperback
It was much better than the witching hour, which was long boring and tedious. I only managed to get half way through it, but lasher was much better and the plot moved very fast, only real comment is the boy who works for the talamasca, who was he and why was he in the book he did nothing from beginning to end and was totally useless if you cut him out the book it wouldnt have made any difference. But all in all a good book not great but good.
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By A Customer on 13 July 2004
Format: Paperback
Lasher the second book in the mayfair witches series. This book picks up exactly where the last finishes. We return back to Rowan Mayfair and her struggle against the evil spirt Lasher, and the all loved hero Micheal Curry. After leaving the last book with both Micheal and Rowan shattered by the relisation that they alone have released the evil spirt Lasher into the mortal world. This book sees the Mayfair family battle the evil spirt with increasing might and determination. we are shown the true history of Lasher how he became to be the evil helper of the mayfair family and what he was before he meet the unfortunate Suzanne mayfair.
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.
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