Taltos

Taltos

Book - 1994
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When Ashlar learns that another Taltos has been seen, he is suddenly propelled into the haunting world of the Mayfair family, the New Orleans dynasty of witches forever besieged by ghosts, spirits, and their own dizzying powers. For Ashlar knows this powerful clan is intimately linked to the heritage of the Taltos.

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 . . .

Praise for Taltos

" Taltos is the third book in a series known as the lives of the Mayfair witches. . .Their haunted heritage has brought the family great wealth, which is exercised from a New Orleans manse with Southern gentility; but of course such power cannot escape notice . . . or challenge . . . Rice is a formidable talent. . . . [ Taltos ]is a curious amalgam of gothic, glamour fiction, alternate history, and high soap opera." -- The Washington Post Book World

"Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"An intricate, stunning imagination." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Spellbinding . . . mythical . . . Anne Rice is a pure storyteller." -- Cosmopolitan

"Beautifully written." -- Kirkus Reivews (starred review)

"Her power of invention seems boundless. . . . She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, worthy of Poe's daughter. . . . It is hard to praise sufficiently the originality of Miss Rice." -- The Wall Street Journal
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, c1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345404312
0345404319
9780679425731
067942573X
Call Number: RICE
Characteristics: 556 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Witchcraft -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.

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btmslt Mar 30, 2012

Another good series from Rice.

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carrieon1
Mar 27, 2012

Part III of a very intriguing trilogy. Anne Rice is a brilliant writer.

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