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Ash Templeton is the last of his kind, an ancient race called the Taltos. Tall, beautiful and born full-grown, they were erased by mankind many centuries ago. In modern day New York, Ash comes into contact with Rowan Mayfair and her husband Michael Curry, who are the parents of two Taltos, now dead. Ash relays the story of his people to Rowan and Michael, while unbeknownst to all of them, young Mona Mayfair, who had a one-night affair with Michael, is giving birth to a Taltos in the swamps of Louisiana.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   long lived adults


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   licking    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat. How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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