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
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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Take a master class in gothic horror from the legendary Anne Rice. This sultry and provocative trilogy includes all three books about neurosurgeon Rowan Mayfair, who, after her mother’s death, discovers her family’s legacy of witchcraft, thrusting her into a world of supernatural intrigue. Rowan’s thrilling journey takes her from her ancestral New Orleans home to unexpected locations all over the world as she builds a relationship with the mysterious Michael Curry—a powerful man she brings back from the dead with her newfound powers. We were totally absorbed in Rowan’s adventure, as well as the century-spanning tale of the Mayfairs who came before her. This series is a spellbinding read, especially alongside the new TV adaptation.
This was quite the yarn. A highly original tale which carries the reader around the world and through time, drawing on well-known folklore and legends to create something entirely new.
The story sometimes drags, but never long enough to make the reader give up. There’s a real sense of pleasure in the author’s prose, the enjoyment she drew from spinning out this tale shines through clearly.
A pleasant surprise: the story doesn’t rely on magical action sequences to drive the plot. While the unique world-building is exceptionally strong, the humanity and relationships of the characters is what drives the plot.
A well-told tale which sticks to your ribs.
I am not into pedophilia
I am not into pedophilia of any kind. I don’t know how this was accepted at the time these books came out. Times have changed and it took all I could do to get through it. The characters in the book didn’t seem that brother by it. Some parts were excessively long. Instead of three book trilogy it could have all been done in one book
For Anne Rice
I read this when I was in my 20s, I love this story. I’m not buying it because they made a tv show about it.