Taltos : Lives of the Mayfair Witches

  • by Anne Rice
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Lives of the Mayfair Witches
  • 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What can I confess? I'm Ashlar. I'm a Taltos.
It's centuries since I've seen one single other member of my own species. Oh, there have been others. I've heard of them, chased after them, and in some instances almost found them. Mark, I say almost. But not in centuries have I touched my own flesh and blood, as humans are so fond of saying. Never in all this time....
When Ashlar learns that another Taltos has been seen, he is suddenly propelled into the haunting world of the Mayfair family, the New Orleans dynasty of witches forever besieged by ghosts, spirits, and their own dizzying powers. For Ashlar knows this powerful clan is intimately linked to the heritage of the Taltos.
In a swirling universe filled with death and life, corruption and innocence, this mesmerizing novel takes us on a wondrous journey back through the centuries to a civilization half human, of wholly mysterious origin, at odds with mortality and immortality, justice, and guilt. It is an enchanted, hypnotic world that could come only from the imagination of Anne Rice....


What the Critics Say

"Rice is a formidable talent.... [ Taltos] is a curious amalgam of gothic, glamour fiction, alternate history and high soap opera." ( The Washington Post Book World)
"Captivating.... Taltos is a wonderful offering...the best she's done.... There is a new member of Anne Rice's macabre family of monsters, and he's probably the loneliest, most melancholy creature on earth.... Rice keeps the mystic fires burning strong." ( The Milwaukee Journal)
"Spellbinding.... Mythical.... Anne Rice is a pure storyteller." ( Cosmopolitan)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sad that this is the end of story.

I have enjoyed the books and this was a fitting ending. I felt it lost its way in the last third and I didn't rush to finish like I normally do. Great writing and there are a few new additions to my bucket list.
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- Lannon


brilliantly written and read with such energy and feeling. I need the next book now
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- sarah taylor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio