Lasher v. 1 (Lives of the Mayfair Witches #2)
Lasher is the second novel of the Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy. The first is "The Witching Hour" and the third is "Taltos". I guess I have to find Taltos a.s.a.p. in order to complete this whole er...journey.
Lasher is a Taltos, which is an almost extinct super-human race who l...more
OMG! Wow! Thank you Anne Rice for Lasher!
Anne Rice is my favorite female author, for sure. And she lives. And I watch videos of her, so I feel like I “know” her. I have total respect for her. She fascinates me. Now talk about writing good and evil; she’s the best. Do I ever wish I could write like she does! I’m a huge fan.
I started reading her Lasher on Thursday and just fi...more
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 creat...more
If you think t...more
From the day her first Vampire Chronicle was published, critics and readers - readers by the hundreds of thousands - have been mesmerized by the writings of Anne Rice. And with the publication of "The Witching Hour," she created for us yet another world and legend, and both the chorus of praise (see back of jacket) and the multitudes of her readers once more increased. Now, in her new novel, Anne Rice brings us again - even more magically - into the midst of the dynasty of witches she introduced...more
The writing is absolutely spellbinding, and never more so than throughout the stories recounted by Julien and Lasher - both two characters whom I had previously thought of as unsympathetic, depraved and sinister, though seductive (when seen through the file on the witches compiled by the Talamasca i...more
Rowan is queen of the coven, and her female relatives are dying all around her due to a cerebral hemorrhages, and Rowan and Michael have discovered that they have genetic abnormalities. Rowan gives birth to Lasher, and has a body of his own now, and is a serious threat to the Mayfair women.
Rowan travels to Houston, and becomes...more
If you want a warm, mushy family story then LASHER is not for you. Lasher is a demon spirit who preys on female Mayfairs in his attempt to procreate. Rowan Mayfair, queen of the coven who has borne Lasher's child, has now disappeared. This is wher...more
I was not expecting much from Lasher by consequence, as I read it as a young adult too, though I do not believe I ever finished it.
Imagine my surprise when I re-read it and found Lash...more
The first book Witching Hour leaves off on christmas day when Michael and Rowan Mayfair gets married. The demon Lasher runs off with Rowan. Lasher is wanting to interbreed between the family of witches so that he can become stronger and become flesh. He breeds on Rowan and they both have a child.
The first part of this book is...more
!!WARNING!! This review can contain spoilers if you haven't read The Witching Hour!!
In Lasher, Anne Rice immediately picks up where she left me in The Witching Hour. The first half of the story there are lots of events rapidly following each other. Of course things happen which are dark, which stretch the boundaries and speak of untold mysteries. Especially the erotic encounter between Michael and teenager Mona may go against the grain for some readers. The storytelling holds this fusion of dis...more
One more thing is that,why does it seem like everyone's blaming Lasher for the "evilness"? And besides, Rowan wasn't kidnapped by Lasher, she RAN away with him!And oh...I don't really like Michael Curry, even from the very beginning (The Witching Hour).
The title is LASHER...and yet for me, his character in this b...more
There is the usual heavily layered detail. The cities from viewpoints that I don't personally have.
You really hate Lasher before the book is over. He truly is an evil being caring only for what he personally wants...more
HOLY FUCKING CRAP IN A HAT BASKET.
The first half was a bit hard to dredge through in my opinion cause barely anything happened except people bantering about what Lasher could be and how different he is to human beings. Some other things happen to, but I wont say without giving out those dreaded spoilers >.<
But once you get to the midhalf of the book, then things start to get rolling...more
I gave it a chance.
I allowed the author...more
Some sections of the book I found more exciting than others. Like the Witching Hour, there was several sections of background. While interesting at times, I feel that some of the description was needlessly long. This was especially true when it came to Lasher's story, it felt like the background descripti...more