Lasher by Anne RiceLasher by Anne Rice


byAnne Rice

Mass Market Paperback | August 1, 1995

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"SEDUCTIVE MAGIC...SPELLBINDING...Rice stages her scenes in a wide variety of times and locales, tapping deeply into the richest veins of mythology and history."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"STEAMY...FAST-PACED AND HUGELY ENGROSSING...Rice's title character--a seductive, evil, highly sexual and ultimately tragic creature--is fascinating."
--The Miami Herald
"BEHIND ALL THE VELVET DRAPES AND GOSSAMER WINDING SHEETS, THIS IS AN OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY SAGA....Rice's descriptive writing is so opulent it almost begs to be read by candlelight."
--The Washington Post Book World
"RICE SEES THINGS ON A GRAND SCALE...There is a wide-screen historical sweep to the tale as it moves from one generation of witches to the other."
--The Boston Globe
"EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist.... LASHER quenches."
--Denver Post
Anne Rice is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.
Title:LasherFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1.1 inPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345397819

ISBN - 13:9780345397812

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mayfair's saga Continuing the saga of the Mayfair's, this novel is still filled with the lush eroticism and historical detail that we expect. It does seem to split focus a bit which can be distracting, but the entwining stories come together in the end so it all works out. Definitely worth reading if you liked the first one.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I love Anne Rice's writing style!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lasher I'm really not a huge Anne Rice fan, but I purchased the first book in this series so decided I may as well read it all. The books did get progressively better and I ended up quite enjoying the series.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from like it but.... So after reading the Witching Hour I knew this one would probably be similar in the sence I knew some passages would disturbe me. I really had a hard time with the pedofilia! It's to bad because I love how Anne Rice writes and how she is not afraid to make these creatures of the night and these demons really scary. Also its nice to see that she doesn't try to win over an audience by trying to make them have a conscience or even likable. Love how she also brings along the family story and you get to understand more where they come from. If you liked the first one you will like this one as well EXCEPT for some parts
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mayfair Family Saga Part two done and on to the third.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disgusting in some areas but captivating in others I found some of the incest and pedophiles disgusting, but it was also captivating in other areas as it dealt with the undead, spirits and demons, we all knows its disturbing yet the characters all seemed so abnormal and disturbing in their own ways that it was just apart of what made their family who they were. I thought the story was very interesting, creepy yet different from any other story I have read. Despite the themes I found distasteful I enjoyed the novel a lot and would recommend it if you like these types of novels.
Date published: 2010-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth reading to get to the Third! The beginning of this novel left me with some confusion over how much time had passed since the end of The Witching Hour. Lasher does in fact pickup right were The Witching Hour ends. This confusion originated because one minor character in the first book was continually referred to as a "little girl"; However in the second book she plays a bigger role and is a teenager. After the first few chapters it became clear why the initial thoughts were of a little girl in the first book. I will let you read to find this for yourself. If you are looking into reading this book, hopefully you have already read or are reading the first in the series. Then you should already be aware of what Lasher is and the involvement with the Mayfair family. Further details are discovered about the family history through old family members, past & present. There are also more insights into The Talamasca where we find out that they are not exactly what they seem. I found this book was not quite as gripping as the first, however it was not a disappointing read. It did leave me wanting to continue to the third and final book in the series.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very imaginative Set in present day Europe, Taltos is a book that focuses on the wealthy Mayfair family, as well as a secret, dying race known as the Taltos. This novel is written in the third person omniscient. The narrator is all knowing and jumps from character to character, creating multiple storylines. Anne Rice is very descriptive and paints vivid pictures with words by using imagery, similes, etc. The conflict in Taltos is man versus man, as well as man versus himself. There is also a lot of character change and development. One example of this is Mona, a rampant, intelligent and independent girl of thirteen, who later becomes reliant and almost worrisome when she finds out she will become a mother. There are many themes in this book, but the one that stands out the most to me would be revenge. For people who have read the second book in this trilogy, revenge is an ongoing theme. Taltos is beautifully written, and catches the reader in suspense as the characters journey to find themselves, possibly losing themselves in the process.
Date published: 2007-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing Amazing book. The stories are amazing. The characters amazing. The voodoo is cool. I love that there in no vampires yet she still manages to make the paranormal work.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lasher The second part of Rice's Mayfair family series - and possibly the best of the three. Her characters are as vivid and believable as ever, and her writing seems to just get better with every book she writes. Sexy and scary all at once, this volume takes you on an adventure with Rowan, queen of the Mayfair coven and heir to all its secrets. A compelling story of life and death with an irresistible plot. Definitely recommended.
Date published: 1999-05-11

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Around the globe, through time and between the worlds, the beautiful coven queen Rowan Mayfair flees the evil spell of the darkly compelling Lasher. Increasingly as popular as her legendary vampires, Anne Rice's Mayfair witches return in the paperback edition of the best-selling sequel to The Witching Hour. It's a frightening and fascinating story of human and demonic worlds colliding. Lasher is yet another sensual and sinister tale from Anne Rice, Queen of the Horrifically Erotic.

Editorial Reviews

"EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist....LASHER quenches".

-- Denver Post