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Historical Fiction with Witches

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 10:46 am

"nona" wrote:I've read taltos years ago I must not have realized it was a series though, is the Myfair Witches and Lasher set in current times or is it back and forth?


It's a bit of both! The Witching Hour and Taltos are set mostly in the present, although you get the history of the family in TWH so it does go back in time a bit, and the middle book, Lasher, tells you the story of how Lasher was formed and of all the generations of witches so although some of that is in the present there's also quite a lot in the past too, if that makes sense.

I agree that Anne Rice can be a bit erratic, I have all the Vampire Chronicles as well but some of them (especially around the middle of the series) do go off a bit and are quite boring, but the first few and last few are great, I love Lestat! :eek:

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nona
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Postby nona » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 1:07 pm

I have all of the Vampire chronicles except Blood Canticle, but is it finished with the Blood Canticle?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue September 23rd, 2008, 6:59 pm

"nona" wrote:I have all of the Vampire chronicles except Blood Canticle, but is it finished with the Blood Canticle?


Yes that's the last one :(

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed September 24th, 2008, 2:29 am

I've read some reviews and the public overall sound disgusted, whats up with that? is it that bad?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed September 24th, 2008, 10:38 am

"nona" wrote:I've read some reviews and the public overall sound disgusted, whats up with that? is it that bad?


Which book are you referring to, Blood Canticle?

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nona
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Postby nona » Wed September 24th, 2008, 2:25 pm

yes, Blood Canticle.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed September 24th, 2008, 3:54 pm

"nona" wrote:yes, Blood Canticle.


I didn't think it was that bad; I quite enjoyed it although I must admit that if it is the last in the series then perhaps it could have been better; I was always hoping that there would be a big battle between Lestat and Lasher (as the vampires sort of join up with the Mayfairs in this book) but Lasher has of course already been dealt with but I always thought that would have been a good way to finish both sagas, still never mind :p

I think the ninth book, Blackwood Farm, is better, and it also works well as a stand-alone novel. It's quite creepy too! :eek:

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 3:16 pm

I haven't read Blackwood Farm yet but plan to. I just recieved The Witching Hour, after I finish Shadows & Strongholds I'm going to read it, give history a bit of a break.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 7:55 pm

"nona" wrote:I haven't read Blackwood Farm yet but plan to. I just recieved The Witching Hour, after I finish Shadows & Strongholds I'm going to read it, give history a bit of a break.


This is the best book of the Mayfair Witches trilogy, also quite creepy! :eek:

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat October 4th, 2008, 12:23 am

I just saw The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner mentioned on a blog and thought it might fit what you are looking for Divia.
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