Taltos: Lives of the Mayfair Witches

By: Rice, Anne

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Pink smudge to bottom page ridge. Jacket edges rubbed, front jacket flap creased, jacket faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 467 pp. Rice has now completed a trilogy that began with The Witching Hour (1990) and continued with Lasher. This saga, which could easily keep Rice busy for years to come, is about a race of giants, the Taltos, that grow to their full size within hours after their births. In this installment, Rice has lightened up a bit, leaving all the bloody eroticism of her earlier books for more inventive, less wrenching situations and more amusing and sympathetic characters. Rice fans will still find lots of faked arcane history, sex, hocus-pocus, conspiracy, and weirdness, but there's tenderness here, even thoughtful allegory, and a comprehensible plot. Unlike Lasher, this novel's Taltos is ancient and kindly. Calling himself Mr. Ash, he poses as a reclusive billionaire, an immensely tall and romantically handsome genius who mass-produces dolls and toys and lives chastely within the cocoon of great wealth. But Ash, actually Ashlar, is haunted by centuries-old memories of the brutal abuse of his race by humans. He wonders if he's the only survivor and barely acknowledges the faint hope of finding a female Taltos. Meanwhile, all kinds of violent events have taken place among the witchy Mayfairs of New Orleans. Rowan has survived Lasher's siege only to learn that her pretty but naughty, redheaded 13-year-old cousin Mona is pregnant with Rowan's husband's child. Ashlar and the Mayfair witches end up joining forces to thwart whoever is murdering their mutual friends, only to discover that Mona has a surprise for everyone. Rice's loyal disciples will be pleased. -- Booklist

Title: Taltos: Lives of the Mayfair Witches

Author: Rice, Anne

Categories: Horror, SF & Fantasy, Paranormal & Supernatural,

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

ISBN Number: 067942573X

ISBN Number 13: 9780679425731

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2206248

Keywords: FICTION HORROR THRILLER SUSPENSE MR MISTER ASH SCOTTISH GLEN ROMANS ROWAN NEW ORLEANS DYNASTY TALAMASCA LONDON DONNELAITH SCOTLAND TALTOS LIVES OF THE MAYFAIR WITCHES ANNE RICE PARANORMAL,