Rowan è l'ultima delle streghe, la più potente, colei che è riuscita a evocare il più terribile dei demoni, Lasher, e a rivestire il suo spirito evanescente di carne e ossa. Lasher è venuto al mondo la notte di Natale: è nato già adulto e ora vuole continuare a essere l'amante della bella Rowan, vuole fecondarla, perché dal suo ventre risorga la nuova stirpe dei Taltos, esseri di puro Male che, come lui, hanno un corredo cromosomico diverso da quello degli uomini. E sulle tracce dei Taltos, Lasher parte alla ricerca delle sue origini, del suo passato, alla scoperta delle ragioni della sua esistenza che affondano in tempi perduti e bui.
Il formidabile seguito dell'Ora delle streghe
- ISBN: 8878184357
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 696
This is a difficult book to write a review about. I've been an avid fan of Anne Rice's books since I was in junior high, since I love her style of writing and of course her gothic themes (vampires, demons, witches). Lasher is the second novel of the Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy. The first is Leggi tutto
Boy was this a letdown after reading The Witching Hour. It was really long and drawn out. I felt like the entire book was just two very long rehashings of the first story with a couple of blanks filled in. It was almost like re-reading the first book and became quite tedious at times. I guess it was Leggi tutto
The follow-up to The Witching Hour , 1993’s Lasher , continues the masterful world-building of that precious volume while fully standing on its own: it is a cold, horrifying treat filled to the brim with Anne Rice’s signature gothic, sensual overtones. The daemon that is Lasher — He who has bestowed w Leggi tutto
This book kind of surprised me. As I wrote in my review for The Witching Hour, I really loved THAT book as a young adult (13-15 I'd guess), and had for many years after considered it one of my favorite novels ever written. However, re-reading it at age 31 revealed a number of fatal flaws that I coul Leggi tutto
!!WARNING!! This review can contain spoilers if you haven't read The Witching Hour!! In Lasher, Anne Rice immediately picks up where she left me in The Witching Hour. The first half of the story there are lots of events rapidly following each other. Of course things happen which are dark, which stre Leggi tutto
So stunningly bad is the first third of this book that only the lunatic and the true devotee are likely to get beyond it. It is actually a riot of Rice's worst sins: strained and wooden characterizations, the abandonment of plot for the sake of a tangled and murky history, and a sort of mutant prose Leggi tutto
This is the worst book I have ever read. If you are considering reading this book, please do not read it. I will never ever get those hours of my life back again- please do not waste yours! I would honestly rather gouge my own eyes out with a rusty fork than read this again. My husband read the book Leggi tutto
My hatred of this book knows no bounds.
I'm a huge fan of Anne Rice, and loved The Witching Hour along with many of her other books, but for some reason had never gotten around to reading Lasher. When I first started it, I was fully absorbed. I love Rice's detailed and luscious writing style, and her ability to create fully fleshed-out, i Leggi tutto
Having just finished 'The Witching Hour' I found myself still liking the novel, but it didn't impact me the way it did the first time I read it. I even understood the extensive details and character development for its set-up to the series. In the case of this second book of the series, not so much. Leggi tutto
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