The Mayfair Witches Series 3 Book Bundle

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345546105
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An enchanting, hypnotic trilogy of witchcraft, adventure, and romance from the beloved author of Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, The Mayfair Witches is a wondrous journey through the centuries, across the globe, and between the human and demonic worlds. Now all three novels in Anne Rice’s spellbinding series have been collected for the first time in this stunning eBook bundle: THE WITCHING HOUR LASHER TALTOS On the screened porch of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking. She belongs to a legendary dynasty of witches—a family that is itself haunted over the ages by a dangerous and seductive being named Lasher. Their story begins in our time, with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a brilliant neurosurgeon aware of her abilities but oblivious to her ancient line, finds the drowned body of Michael Curry off the coast of California and brings him to life. In his brief interval of death, he has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. Fiercely drawn to each other, Rowan and Michael set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, and an intricate tale of evil unfolds: an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first “witch,” Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. Praise for Anne Rice and The Mayfair Witches “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 [by] candlelight.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] huge and sprawling tale of horror.”—The New York Times Book Review “Lush prose, dense atmosphere, steamy sex, Gothic tension . . . 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 “Spellbinding . . . mythical . . . Rice is a pure storyteller.”—Cosmopolitan “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 “An intricate, stunning imagination.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “It is hard to praise sufficiently the originality of Miss Rice. . . . She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, worthy of Poe’s daughter.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Witches Companion

Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345406248
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An A-to-Z encyclopedia of information, interpretation, and analysis devoted to the characters and key events, places and symbols, historical and mythological themes of Rice's sensuous saga of the Mayfair Witches, featuring character breakdowns, a genealogy of the Mayfair family, and more. Reprint.

The Witching Hour

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307575950
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.

Das Geschenk der W lfe

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644493316
Format: PDF, Docs
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Interview mit einem Werwolf Der junge Journalist Reuben soll einen Artikel über ein altes Herrenhaus schreiben, das abgelegen auf den Klippen der nordkalifornischen Küste thront. Doch die Besichtigung endet blutig: Reuben wird von einem großen Raubtier attackiert. Seine Wunden heilen indes ungewöhnlich schnell. Bald verändert Reuben sich. Er wird zum Wolfsmann. Bei Tag der attraktive Jungreporter, der über die furchterregende fremde Kreatur berichtet, bei Nacht eine Bestie: Reuben wird gefürchtet und gejagt. Doch das wahre Böse lauert woanders.

Jesus Christus

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783455400427
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Geschichte der Kindheit Jesu Christi. Das Bild eines ganz normalen Jungen, der erst allmählich merkt, dass er mit übernatürlichen Gaben gesegnet ist.

Darkyn Dunkle Erinnerung

Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802587073
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Mordkommissarin Samantha Brown ist eine toughe und erfolgreiche Polizistin. Sie verfolgt einen psychisch gestörten Mörder, und der einzige Hinweis auf seine Identität ist ein mittelalterliches Kreuz, in das der Name "Lucan" eingraviert ist. Genau so heißt der Besitzer eines neu eröffneten Nachtclubs, der sich in der Nähe des Tatorts befindet. Doch als Samantha gegen Lucan zu ermitteln beginnt, muss sie feststellen, dass sein düsterer Charme ein tiefes Verlangen in ihr weckt. Was Samantha nicht ahnt: Lucan ist ein Vampir. Und er erkennt in der hübschen Kommissarin die Reinkarnation seiner ersten großen Liebe.