A Discovery of Witches (Movie Tie-In): A Novel

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Penguin, Jan 8, 2019 - Fiction - 592 pages
Book one of the New York Times bestselling All Souls series—“a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People).

Look for the hit series “A Discovery of Witches,” now streaming on AMC+, Sundance Now, and Shudder!


Deborah Harkness's sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, 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, book three, The Book of Life, and the fourth in the series, Time’s Convert

See the world of All Souls come alive in the incredibly lush eponymous TV series, starring Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, Hacksaw Ridge) and Matthew Goode (Match Point, The Imitation Game).
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
Section 4
30
Section 5
44
Section 6
51
Section 7
62
Section 8
75
Section 23
304
Section 24
318
Section 25
329
Section 26
339
Section 27
353
Section 28
365
Section 29
378
Section 30
390

Section 9
90
Section 10
110
Section 11
129
Section 12
137
Section 13
154
Section 14
167
Section 15
197
Section 16
209
Section 17
224
Section 18
239
Section 19
250
Section 20
266
Section 21
277
Section 22
289
Section 31
406
Section 32
423
Section 33
438
Section 34
469
Section 35
486
Section 36
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Section 37
516
Section 38
534
Section 39
551
Section 40
562
Section 41
577
Section 42
581
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Deborah Harkness is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls series, which includes A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life, Time's Convert, and The Black Bird Oracle. A history professor at the University of Southern California, Harkness has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships. She lives in Los Angeles.

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