Dietro i vetri di un grattacielo newyorkese un insolito personaggio osserva la neve ricoprire ogni cosa. Il suo nome è Ash Templeton. Agli occhi del mondo è un affascinante imprenditore, ma dietro il suo strano aspetto si cela un cupo segreto: è l'ultimo re dei Taltos, forse l'unico sopravvissuto di un popolo ormai estinto, sospeso tra storia e mito. Un re millenario la cui fine pare ormai segnata, a dispetto della leggenda che lo vuole destinato a tornare. Ma nelle verdi campagne inglesi qualcuno trama per assistere nuovamente all'arcano rituale dell'accoppiamento di quella favolosa razza, un sogno folle che rischia di far crollare le austere mura dell'Ordine del Talamasca ed è già costato la vita a uno dei suoi membri più illustri, imparentato con il clan delle streghe Mayfair. Una minaccia che mette a rischio l'intera famiglia nel cui sangue si cela lo spaventoso potere di generare i Taltos, un dono sciagurato che ha fatto sprofondare la bellissima Rowan in un limbo di torpore. Sarà lei a dover emergere da quelle nebbie per far fronte al pericolo e combattere i propri demoni. Un compito crudele che la porterà a incrociare la strada di Ash...
- ISBN: 8850212909
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 580
this character "Ashlar" just up and jizzes all over the faces of the preceding novels in the series, except that it is not hot, not hot at all. The Witching Hour was a fascinatingly cracked historical-family saga and Lasher, although a much lesser work, was a disturbingly oedipal psychodrama. Taltos Leggi tutto
If you've already been sucked into the Mayfair trilogy, you're going to have to read this book. I'm sorry. It's not good. Really though, this series is worth finishing, even if you LOL your way through the last book because it's so freaking ridiculous. There is a good explanation for what Lasher is, Leggi tutto
Tim Curry narrates, so... time for a re-read! :D
It’s a shame this book follows after The Witching Hour and Lasher , arguably two of the best (and scariest) novels in Anne Rice’s catalogue. This book is a mess. I’m not even going to review this shit.
Rice remembered all the detail but forgot to throw in some story to go with it. First two books were great. Maintain a safe distance from this one.
I loved this trilogy so much and the last part doesn't let it down. Rowan and Michael are great characters and the usual southern new Orleans setting works so well for these books. The talamassca is in these more than her Vampire novels and it was great to learn more about the shadowy organisation. M Leggi tutto
So, I am writing this review many, many years after the fact. This was my third Anne Rice novel after The Witching Hour (which I loved) and Lasher , which was OK. And along comes this book? I just couldn't get into it. It was so horrible, squicky and stupid. In fact, my best memory of it was the woma Leggi tutto
Every time I read an Anne Rice novel I come away from it feeling as though for a while I were peeking into another world, a world I would very much so like to exist in. Knowing my luck even if I did exist in this world she's created I'd never happen upon one of these amazing creatures, and so I'd st Leggi tutto
3.5 stars usually it's the middle book in a trilogy that I would give the lesser rating to but in this case taltos was my least fav of Mayfair witches
It took me a while to get around to this third installment of Rice's Mayfair trilogy. I started it a while back and realized I couldn't quite handle it yet so I moved on to other things for a while then came back and was able to finish it. There's just something about this story, from beginning to e Leggi tutto
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