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Taltos (Lives of the Mayfair Witches #3)

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Qui est donc l'étrange M. Ash. géant calme et d'une infinie douceur, collectionneur de poupées anciennes et philanthrope ? 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 li ...more
Paperback, 485 pages
Published August 19th 2004 by Fleuve Noir (first published 1994)
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mark monday
Apr 21, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: secret-histories
this character "Ashlar" just up and jizzes all over the faces of the preceding novels in the series, except that it is not hot, not hot at all. The Witching Hour was a fascinatingly cracked historical-family saga and Lasher, although a much lesser work, was a disturbingly oedipal psychodrama. Taltos is like a big bucket of spooge, just silly and disgusting and entirely unappealing to even contemplate. ugh, thanks a lot Rice for ruining a perfectly good series! almost as criminal is the increasin ...more
Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨

Tim Curry narrates, so... time for a re-read! :D
Akiko
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
The grave of bones scene in this book is creepy...not a good way to die : /
Jamie
Apr 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you've already been sucked into the Mayfair trilogy, you're going to have to read this book. I'm sorry. It's not good.

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
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Rice remembered all the detail but forgot to throw in some story to go with it. First two books were great. Maintain a safe distance from this one.
Angie
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: witches and magic or any Anne rice fans
Recommended to Angie by: no one
I loved this trilogy so much and the last part doesn't let it down. Rowan and Michael are great characters and the usual southern new Orleans setting works so well for these books. The talamassca is in these more than her Vampire novels and it was great to learn more about the shadowy organisation.

Mona Mayfair is another good character and in this book she gets a lot more time as she is central to the storyline. We also find out just who Lasher was, where he came from and the whole history of th
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Corinne
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get around to this third installment of Rice's Mayfair trilogy. I started it a while back and realized I couldn't quite handle it yet so I moved on to other things for a while then came back and was able to finish it. There's just something about this story, from beginning to end (1st book to 3rd book) that has gotten under my skin. It's one of those stories I won't soon forget... beautifully written yet intensely disturbing. The perfect formula for an unforgettable tale.

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Paul
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars usually it's the middle book in a trilogy that I would give the lesser rating to but in this case taltos was my least fav of Mayfair witches
Emily Crow
Aug 14, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-hated, horror
So, I am writing this review many, many years after the fact. This was my third Anne Rice novel after The Witching Hour (which I loved) and Lasher, which was OK. And along comes this book? I just couldn't get into it. It was so horrible, squicky and stupid. In fact, my best memory of it was the woman at the laundry in Georgia who saw me reading it and warned me not to delve into books like this, they would only wreak havoc with my soul. If only she knew how prescient that comment was! Just not i ...more
Sabrina Rutter
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, favorites
Every time I read an Anne Rice novel I come away from it feeling as though for a while I were peeking into another world, a world I would very much so like to exist in. Knowing my luck even if I did exist in this world she's created I'd never happen upon one of these amazing creatures, and so I'd still never be the wiser or I'd become a part of a short tragic scene. Taltos is another example of Anne's amazing skill as a writer, and master story teller. Her words are the paintbrush while your min ...more
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Lives of the Mayfair Witches (3 books)
  • The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1)
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