A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
Book one of the New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People)
Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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the discovery of witches / shadow of the nightUser Review - nicky26 - Tesco
i have read both book and looking forward to the final one good stroy was hooked within the first chapter i hope diana and matthew have a happy ending modern day romeo and juliet Read full review
couldn't put it downUser Review - mmuir - Tesco
I have just finished this book. It is a seductive read and I didn't want it to finish. I became absorbed in the story an excellent mix of modern backdrop with ancient references intertwined. Definately a worthy read. Read full review