Brand: Ballantine Books

Product Code: 9780345397812

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Biographical Note:
Anne Rice is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.


Jacket Description/Flap:
"SEDUCTIVE MAGIC...SPELLBINDING...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
"STEAMY...FAST-PACED AND HUGELY ENGROSSING...Rice's title character--a seductive, evil, highly sexual and ultimately tragic creature--is fascinating."
--The Miami Herald
"BEHIND ALL THE VELVET DRAPES AND GOSSAMER WINDING SHEETS, THIS IS AN OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY SAGA....Rice's descriptive writing is so opulent it almost begs to be read by candlelight."
--The Washington Post Book World
"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
"EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist.... LASHER quenches."
--Denver Post
A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD(c)


Marc Notes:
A Main Selection of The Literary Guild.;Originally published: New York: A.A. Knopf, c1993.;This edition published by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.--T.p. verso.


Notes about Other Books:
By Anne Rice:

The Vampire Chronicles

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

THE VAMPIRE LESTAT

THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF

MEMNOCH THE DEVIL

THE VAMPIRE ARMAND

Lives of the Mayfair Witches

THE WITCHING HOUR

LASHER

TALTOS

New Tales of the Vampires

PANDORA

VITTORIO. THE VAMPIRE

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

CRY TO HEAVEN

THE MUMMY: Or Ramses the Damned

SERVANT OF THE BONES

VIOLIN

Under the name Anne Rampling:

EXIT TO EDEN

BELINDA

Erotica under the name A. N Roquelaure:

THE CLAIMING OF SLEEPING BEAUTY

BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT

BEAUTY'S RELEASE



Review Quotes:
"EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist....LASHER quenches".

-- Denver Post



Publisher Marketing:
From the day her first Vampire Chronicle was published, critics and readers - readers by the hundreds of thousands - have been mesmerized by the writings of Anne Rice. And with the publication of "The Witching Hour," she created for us yet another world and legend, and both the chorus of praise (see back of jacket) and the multitudes of her readers once more increased. Now, in her new novel, 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 and 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. She takes with her their terrifying and exquisite child, one of "a brood of children born knowing, able to stand and talk on the first day." Rowan's attempt to escape Lasher and his pursuit of her and their child are at the heart of this extraordinary saga. It is a novel that moves around the globe, backward and forward through time, and between the human and demonic worlds. Its many voices - of women, of men, of demons and angels, present and past - haunt and enchant us. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us through twilight paths, telling a chillingly hypnotic story of occult and spiritual aspirations and passion.


Publisher Marketing:
"SEDUCTIVE MAGIC...SPELLBINDING...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
"STEAMY...FAST-PACED AND HUGELY ENGROSSING...Rice's title character--a seductive, evil, highly sexual and ultimately tragic creature--is fascinating."
--The Miami Herald
"BEHIND ALL THE VELVET DRAPES AND GOSSAMER WINDING SHEETS, THIS IS AN OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY SAGA....Rice's descriptive writing is so opulent it almost begs to be read by candlelight."
--The Washington Post Book World
"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
"EROTIC...EERIE...HORRIFYING...A tight tale of the occult in present-day New Orleans...Anne Rice is a spellbinding novelist.... LASHER quenches."
--Denver Post
A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD(c)


Review Citations:
  • Booklist 08/01/1993 pg. 2012 (EAN 9780679412953, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 08/09/1993 (EAN 9780679412953, Hardcover)