"ANNE RICE WILL LIVE ON THROUGH THE AGES OF LITERATURE."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
Sto facendo molta fatica a leggere questo libro e ormai ci sono sopra da ormai più di due mesi. Inizialmente la lettura era resa difficile dal fatto che, avendo letto i primi di due libri della saga oltre due anni fa, non ricordavo parecchi elementi fondamentali della trama, i quali hanno impiegato un bel po' prima di ritornare alla memoria.
Poi però non ho trovato il romanzo avvincente così come ricordavo L'ora delle Streghe, manca di quell'atmosfera misteriosa che invece permeava i...more
We finally get to know a real Taltos in this book. One who was around when disaster struck this not-quite-human species. They are normally a separate species, but even though Ash doesn't remember a time when the two species were a single one, they have to have been one at some tim...more
The events concerning the Mayfair's (other than Rowan and Michael, who simply listen to Ashlar for the most part) and the reclamation of the Talamasca are relegated to the sideline...more
Taltos is the story which birthed the journey of Lasher and the Mayfairs taken in The Witching Hour and Lasher. Yet it also furthers the relationship development between Michael Curry and Rowan Mayfair. After all the tumultuous events in Lasher I tumbled in to a story that I found very bittersweet to read at times. There are more troubles ahead for the Mayfairs. Characters who I had to say goodbye to and more histo...more
I wish it had stayed with the action adventure plot a little longer. There was a redemptive quality to the pulp...more
A la tête d'un immense empire financier. est-il vraiment le seul survivant de l'espèce légendaire des Taltos ?
II a toute raison de le croire. Mais bientôt il apprend par un mystérieux informateur que l'on a signalé l'un des siens en Ecosse, sur les lieux mêmes où, des siècles plus tôt, avant l'arrivée des Romains, il dirigeait son clan.
Ses investigations le propulsent auss...more
Really though, this series is worth finishing, even if you LOL your way through the last book because it's so freaking ridiculous. There is a good explanation for what Lasher is, and how he came to be involved with the Mayfairs, and what the Talamasca knows about it; you're going to want to know this stuff.
Unfortunately, the characters (particularly the family members) have...more
The vast majority of the text in this book is delivered in the form of exposition, wherein one character goes on for chapters and chapters and chapters, delivering a...more
Just started Book 3 (April 8) and I can see why I felt it stood alone well...we start with a new, seemingly random character. Who, originally, confused me, however it's now clear what/who he is and how it will fit into the larger picture.
Far faster paced than the first two books, but keep...more
Stonehenges, Frankensteins, Draculas, whatever-wolves and so on ... well, keep it private as well, if you, obviously, have nothing new to add to that. There are already, probably, theories about Stonehenge...more
In the third chronicle of the Mayfair Witches, the Talamasca seek to preserve the nearly extinct Taltos race by bringing together a male and female. Their searching catches the attention of an ancient Taltos named Ashlar entwined with Lasher's identity. Ashlar reveals the taltos mythology and lineage and enlists the help of Michael and Rowan in his battle againsst evil. Ashlar longs to make right th...more
The main character here is Mr. Ash, who is the last Taltos alve, or so it seems. This fascinating, misterious creature's life will become intertwinned with that of the current designee of the Mayfair family legacy in and odd way, and despite all tha...more
Ms.Rice, you're great but if I were you I'd just disown this one.