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by Anne Rice

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This is the second book in the trilogy, Lives of the Mayfair Witches. The Witching Hour was quite frankly, bizarre; Lasher is extremely bizarre, beyond the outer limits of bizarre

This is the second book in the trilogy, Lives of the Mayfair Witches. The Witching Hour was quite frankly, bizarre; Lasher is extremely bizarre, beyond the outer limits of bizarre. Here we follow the lives of the hero, the heroine, the family, the familiar.

In THE WITCHING HOUR, Anne Rice creates an incredible novel which is epic in scope. Much like she did in THE VAMPIRE LESTAT, Rice paints a colorful and rich history of her characters, and the story is wonderfully compelling and captivating. At 965 pages, this book takes some time to read carefully and to fully digest all of the events and interactions taking place over the centuries.

The Witching Hour (1990) by Anne Rice is the first novel in the Lives of the Mayfair Witches series. It begins the tale of a family of witches, and a spirit that has guided their fortunes for generations. Dr. Rowan Mayfair is a gifted neurosurgeon in San Francisco, California. When her estranged birth mother dies in New Orleans, she begins to learn about the old Southern family to which she belongs

The file on the mayfair witches. Part VII. The Disappearance of Stuart Townsend. First and foremost: We had created in the File on the Mayfair Witches an impressive and valuable history of a psychic family.

The file on the mayfair witches. In 1929, Stuart Townsend, who had been studying the Mayfair materials for years, petitioned the council in London to allow him to attempt contact with the Mayfair family. We had proved to ourselves beyond a doubt that the Mayfairs had contact with the realm of the invisible, and that they could manipulate unseen forces to their advantage. But there were still many things about what they did that we did not know.

The Witching Hour is the first book of three about the Mayfair witches and if you enjoy it, the sequels Lasher and The Taltos .

The Witching Hour is the first book of three about the Mayfair witches and if you enjoy it, the sequels Lasher and The Taltos will extend and amplify the basic story of Rowan Mayfair and the incredible Mayfair witch family. I have read nearly all of her books and none have topped this one. The history which takes up the largest part of this book, gets a little tedious, but adds a knowledge of people from the past that are still important charactures to the story in understanding the present and future of this family.

Vampire/Mayfair Crossover In these novels the Mayfair Witches become part of the Vampire Chronicles world.

The Witching Hour (1990). Vampire/Mayfair Crossover In these novels the Mayfair Witches become part of the Vampire Chronicles world.

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.

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Praise for Anne Rice and The Mayfair Witches. An intricate, stunning imagination. It is hard to praise sufficiently the originality of Miss Rice. Behind all the velvet drapes and the gossamer winding sheets, this is an old-fashioned family saga. Rice’s descriptive writing is so opulent that it almost begs to be read candlelight. The Washington Post Book World. huge and sprawling tale of horror. Lush prose, dense atmosphere, steamy sex, Gothic tension. She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, worthy of Poe’s daughter. The Wall Street Journal.

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I bought the electronic version of this book because my hardcover copy was getting a bit worn. Actually more than a bit worn.

As blasphemous as this may sound, this is probably my favorite book by Anne Rice. Maybe it was the age I was at when it was released. I don't know. I can honestly say that I have read, and pretty much loved every book she's written, but this one put so many hooks in me that I guess I never got away.

There are so many stories going on. There is the child, practically stolen at birth. The ghost that gives wealth and power while it plots it's future. The lost women, used and discarded. An evil woman so cloaked in self righteousness that she believes her behavior is not only acceptable, but necessary. And the witch determined to free the family from it's curse.

Witch burnings, the Renaissance, moving to the New World, the Jazz Age. After all, this story covers some 300 plus years. And then there is New Orleans and the House. There is simply no other place like New Orleans. Even today the streets, houses, cemeteries, people, churches and sometimes, it seems, the very air are different. A very Old World place plopped down in the New.

I truly believe that in just about anyone else's hands all of the threads of this story would be a knot so tangled it would require a knife to undo. A really big knife. How she manages it is beyond me- but she does. Beautifully.

So, if you like history, romance, mystery, suspense, and some seriously spooky goings on, you might love this book as much as I do. Well, almost as much.
This took me a long while to read. I am so glad I powered through it! I however was not so fond of the ending. I understand that this is a series, but I feel like Anne Rice didn't intend for it to be whenever she started this book. However, It kept me interested, unfortunately the Mayfair history tends to drag on. But the background and history is key to understanding the book, I realized this later on. If you are looking for a book to keep you occupied for awhile this would be my suggestion. If you are looking for a quick read, skip this one and come back when you're looking for a story (series) to get invested in.
This book was recommended to me by a friend when I mentioned that I'm a fan of horror/thriller fiction but didn't really care for Anne Rice's writing. I loved the historical aspect of this book but still didn't truly enjoy the read as I have with other authors. I'm sure Anne Rice fans will enjoy this work of fiction but I'm still not a fan. I did, however, enjoy the historical aspects of this novel and enjoyed the setting and descriptive imagery. When I picked up the 2nd book of this trilogy, "Lasher" I found myself closing the book and putting it away probably for good. There's just some aspects I can't move past.
I love this series. One of my all time favorites. They are the books I read again and again, like visiting old friends. Fantastic character development, intriguing plot, and beautifully written. They evoke an inexplicable feeling when I read them (or think about the characters), if I were forced to describe the feeling I would us the words: visceral, and highly visual. Anne Rice has created a world that lives in my imagination, where these characters live that has become a place that feels almost real and tangible. Anne has given me more with this book than a great story with compelling characters I love, she's given me inspiration, and often a much needed escape during challenging times in my life.
The book is absolutely amazing. I thought the Vampire Chronicles were good, and don't get me wrong, I do love them. But the Mayfair Family and their long, chaotic history is simply amazing. I was so enthralled with the history of how the family came in to being; starting in Scotland and ending up on First Street in NOLA. This is also a story about strong women, matriarchy, magic, and sex! There is a historical feel to it, as well as horror and sci-fi. From the moment I began reading the vivid descriptions of the architecture of the Garden District homes, I had to get on Google Maps to see for myself. And the women of each generation are each amazing in their own right. This is one of my favorite books, and I strongly recommend it.
Take a stroll through New Orleans' Garden District on any sultry afternoon or any dark, voluptuous night. I challenge you to not become mesmerized by the lovely mansion on First Street which is one of the main characters in this story.

Yes, this book is long, but it is completely absorbing, a tale you can really get lost in. Hmmm, hard to say exactly how many stories are actually going on here... but it is about Rowan Mayfair, last born in a long line of powerful witches. Adopted and unaware of her birth mother, Rowan lives in San Francisco and is a successful neurosurgeon. But her world explodes when she rescues a drowning man who later is revealed to have psychic powers. A journey leads them back to New Orleans where Rowan reunites with her birth family and learns her strange history. The other narratives include the stories of Michael Curry, the man who almost drowned and now has mysterious psychic powers... The Talamasca, a society dedicated to study of the paranormal... and the never-ending history of the Mayfair family, which dates back 400 years.

One of the great things about Anne Rice is that she meticulously researches her history and can tell a great and believable historical fiction which really transports the reader to that time. In this case, the places are Scotland and Holland circa 1600... The Caribbean Islands, circa 1700's, and New Orleans 1800's and beyond. All full of rich and gorgeous detail, fleshed out characters and necessary sub-plots. It is all utterly fascinating!

Not a book for the kiddies, full of heavy sexual content. At the end it gets very sci-fi. And don't expect a nice neat and predictable little ending, either! This is my favorite scary/ creepy Halloween and All Saint's Day read, which I find myself returning to year after year.
Mayfair Witches download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Anne Rice
ISBN: 0345397002
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 1, 1995)