The Book of Life

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Headline, 2014 - FICTION - 561 pages
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THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES HARDBACK BESTSELLER Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant-ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowl-edge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

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User Review  - MickyFine - LibraryThing

In the final book of the All Souls Trilogy, Diana and Matthew have returned to the present where they must face down the Congregation who will enforce the law banning relationships between vampires ... Read full review

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User Review  - AuntieG0412 - LibraryThing

I can't say enough good things about the All Souls trilogy. These books were my introduction to the vampire/witch genre, and I'm not sure any further reading in that genre can possibly measure up. Yes ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at USC, specialising in science and medicine in early modern Europe. She is the author recently of THE JEWEL HOUSE (Yale, 2007), based on her ground-breaking work on how science was practiced in Elizabethan London, as well as the international bestseller A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. (And she really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!)

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