In Lasher, Anne Rice brings us again 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 saga. It is a novel that moves around the globe, backward and forward through time, and between the human and demonic worlds.