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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aadyer - LibraryThing
A lengthy, overlong romance between a vampire and witch in a new, not entirely believe able world of Dark romance. A lack of chemistry severely hobbles the authenticity of the main protagonist couples ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - infjsarah - LibraryThing
I was quite enjoying this book - libraries, lost books, academia etc up until about half way and then suddenly I got really bored. The vampire trope has been worn out, the instalove, the supposedly ... Read full review