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A Discovery of Witches

All Souls Trilogy - A Novel

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"A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight."
-People


In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and the descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript 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 story of magic and suspense. And the story continues in Book Two, Shadow of Night.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 08, 2010 – In Harkness's lively debut, witches, vampires, and demons outnumber humans at Oxford's Bodleian Library, where witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her. Against all occult social propriety, Bishop turns for protection to tall, dark, bloodsucking man-about-town Clairmont. Their research raises questions of evolution and extinction among the living dead, and their romance awakens centuries-old enmities. Harkness imagines a crowded universe where normal and paranormal creatures observe a tenuous peace. "Magic is desire made real," Bishop says after both her desire and magical prowess exceed her expectations. Harkness brings this world to vibrant life and makes the most of the growing popularity of gothic adventure with an ending that keeps the Old Lodge door wide open.

Customer Reviews

Great beginning, no end.

I enjoyed the world and characters created, and I enjoyed the conflicts presented. However, the book runs out if words but has no ending. Now I have to wait awhile for a sequel to be written and I'll probably forget about it by then.

How did this get to rated so highly?!?!?

The story goes in every direction, and then leaves you hanging with nothing to show for the time spent reading. The action was weak but the characters were great, but it is sad they did very little other than talk. The adversaries did not make me feel that any of the characters were in danger, because they never did anything, and when they did the heroine was saved with out any conflict. The characters that were supposed to be feared never showed why they should be feared, and the two that did were never spoken of until they made their appearance in the story. Good angles, good characters, bad action, too much talking between the characters with nothing getting accomplished, and an awful conclusion.

A discovery of witches

This was a awesome book couldn't put it down though I didn't like how it left me hanging I want a sequel .

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A Discovery of Witches
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Feb 08, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
  • Print Length: 592 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: All Souls Trilogy
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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