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Taltos

Lives of Mayfair Witches

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Description

Rice's new novel continues the epic occult saga that began with The Witching Hour and Lasher. Taltos takes readers back through the centuries to a civilization part human and part of wholly mysterious origins, at odds with mortality and immortality, justice and guilt. A movie of Rice's bestseller, Interview with a Vampire, is scheduled for November release.

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 19, 1994 – Cutting-edge gene mapping intertwines with ancient mysteries in this continuation of Rice's series of novels about witches and the supernatural. A ``taltos'' is the superhuman result of the crossbreeding of two human witches who possess an extra chromosome; almost a monster, the creature is capable of beastly behavior fuelled by an extraordinary sex drive. In Lasher , the eponymous offspring of Michael Curry and Rowan Mayfair of the New Orleans Mayfair witch clan proved to be just such a mutant; before he was slain, he repeatedly raped his own mother, siring a little ``goblin'' daughter, Emaleth. This new novel features a second taltos, also fathered by Curry, but mothered by a 13-year-old sexpot niece of Rowan's named Mona, who is herself the most powerful witch of the Mayfair clan. Other plot elements involve renegade members of the secret order of Talamasca, who want to kidnap and crossbreed two taltoses; a 200-year-old taltos from New York named Ashlar, who is posing as a toy-industry magnate specializing in dolls; and a dwarf called Samuel from the witches' holy glen in Donnelaith, Scotland. Pulsing with a persisent sense of foreboding, the novel is soggy with meandering, atmospheric prose that verges on softcore porn. And, as usual, what happens in the book is clearly less important to the author than the number of chills she can send down readers' spines. She has not lost her touch. 600,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection.

Customer Reviews

Love this whole series!

I have read Witching Hour 6 times, Lasher twice and now Taltos for the second time. Hated it when finally finished all three books in the series ): Want more!
Taltos is a great read but Witching Hour is still one of of my top 5 books of all time.... As good as Taltos is Witching Hour is ten times better!!

Talltos

I first read this trilogy 19 years ago, and it's impression never left me. I just finished the third book, Taltos for the second time and loved every minute of it. Now I need to get back to the real life that I've been neglecting. Fantasy is much more fun.

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Taltos
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Sep 19, 1994
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 576 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Lives of Mayfair Witches
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