"ANNE RICE WILL LIVE ON THROUGH THE AGES OF LITERATURE." --San Francisco Chronicle "TALTOS IS THE THIRD BOOK IN A SERIES KNOWN AS THE LIVES OF THE MAYFAIR WITCHES . . . Their haunted heritage has brought the family great wealth, which is exercised from a New Orleans manse with Southern gentility; but of course such power cannot escape notice . . . or challenge. . . Rice is a formidable talent. . . [Taltos] is a curious amalgam of gothic, glamour fiction, alternate history, and high soap opera." --The Washington Post Book World "AN INTRICATE, STUNNING IMAGINATION." --Los Angeles Times Book Review "SPELLBINDING . . . MYTHICAL . . . Anne Rice is a pure storyteller." --Cosmopolitan "BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN." --Kirkus Reviews (starred) "Her power of invention seems boundless. . . . She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, worthy of Poe's daughter. . . . It is hard to praise sufficiently the originality of Miss Rice." --The Wall Street Journal From the Paperback edition.