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In this engrossing and hypnotic tale of witchcraft and the occult spanning four centuries, we meet a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is haunted by a powerful, dangerous and seductive being.
These thirteen witches are the Mayfair Witches that controlled or were controlled by Lasher for 300 years. Suzanne called upon the evil spirit, not knowing what she was doing and upon her death, he became the willing spirit of Deborah. Lasher then appeared to each witch when they were babies and this is how he was handed down through the generations. Each witch handled her time and reign with Lasher differently. Some loved it and gained all they could from it, like Deborah and others suffered greatly from his presence, like Deidre. What they all did not know, was that they were all a part of his cunning plan to create a witch strong enough and powerful enough for him to pass through and become flesh ... the thirteenth witch.
LASHER --> A taltos is a sorcerer from Hungarian folklore who combats evil witches and has the ability to detect them. Anne extended this concept to create her own Taltos, a being born knowing what they need to survive independently and immediately upon birth grow to be nearly seven feet tall and able to do everything adults are. Their brains are complex, they are hypnotized by music, and are beings of reason.