Now, Anne Rice brings us again - even more magically - into the midst of the dynasty of witches she introduced in The Witching Hour.
At the center: the brilliant an beautiful Rowan Mayfair, queen of the coven, and Lasher, the darkly compelling demon whom she finds irresistible and from whose evil spell and vision she must now flee. She takes with her their terrifying and exquisite child, one of "a brood of children born knowing, able to stand and talk on the first day".
Rowan's attempt to escape Lasher and his pursuit of her and their child are at the heart of this extraordinary saga. It is a novel that moves around the globe, backward and forward through time, and between the human and demonic worlds. Its many voices - of women, of men, of demons and angels, present and past - haunt and enchant us. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us through twilight paths, telling a chillingly hypnotic story of occult and spiritual aspirations and passion.
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By sarahmoose2000 on 25-11-15
Part 2 - read them in order!
We are dropped right into the action of part one's finale. Roan and Lasher are on the run while Michael lies in a coma with the family looking on.
Mona, the chillingly clever and capable 13 year old is introduced; and here is my one dislike of the plot as she has it away with Michael and Michael was my hero of the first book; so this sullied him in my opinion.
However ignoring that, we learn Lasher's background and despite knowing all the awful things he's done, you do feel sorry for him as he had such a harsh childhood. Great sequel, am onto the third one now!
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By Bob-o on 21-11-15
Lasher's story continues...
This is a great continuation of the Mayfair Witches. It's predominantly about Uncle Julian's and Lasher's story. The travel through time isn't quite as vivid as the lives of Rice's vampires, but it's still quite good.
Kate Reading's performance is excellant. She has an extraordinary vocal range. I frequently forget that there is only a woman, and not a woman and a man narrating the story. She is definitely in my top 10, if not my top 5 favorite narrators, male, or female, of all time.
Note: There is a lot of incest in the Lives of the Mayfair Witches. It's a Mayfair thing. If incest is very disturbing to you, even when in a fictional work, then you won't like this series. While I don't cotton to incest, I am open minded, especially in regards to works of fiction. Regardless, while I found one character's approach to incest quite amusing, I also found parts of the books content concerning incest very disturbing. It just creeped me out. Perhaps it was meant to. It hasnt repelled me enough to prevent me from continuing on with the series. In fact I'm currently listening to the next book, Taltos, now. Once I finish it I will have completed all of Rice's Mayfair books.
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By Janelle on 24-11-15
A saga of witches ! In breeding, sex, lies.Lust
Would you listen to Lasher again? Why?
Yes , You always miss something in a story the first time
What was one of the most memorable moments of Lasher?
entering baby's body
Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes I love Kate Reading's books very talented
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Shocking ! Old world shocking
Any additional comments?
Lasher from spook to flesh ... chilling story
7 of 7 people found this review helpful