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Shadow of Night

All Souls Trilogy - A Novel

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Description

The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches is as “enchanting, engrossing, and as impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald)
 
J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has done with books one and two of her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduced reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
            Harkness’s much-anticipated sequel, Shadow of Night, picks up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending. Diana and Matthew time-travel to Elizabethan London and are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana searches for a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.

From Publishers Weekly

May 21, 2012 – Propelled by her successful fiction debut, A Discovery of Witches, historian Harkness concocts an energetic if chaotic sequel filled with witches, daemons, vampires, wearhs, weavers, and warm-bloods (aka humans) racing to retrieve a lost manuscript that details the origins of supernatural species, which, in the wrong hands, could hasten their extinction. The first novel culminated in the mixed marriage of vampire/scientist Matthew de Clermont to historian/untrained witch Diana Bishop. This novel opens with the newlyweds time-traveling to Elizabethan England so Diana can study witchcraft; never mind they re burning witches in Scotland or that in London an educated American woman doesn t exactly blend in. There, they hope to retrieve magical manuscript Ashmole 782, last seen in Oxford s 21st-century Bodleian library. Diana gets in touch with her inner firedrake, Matthew with his father, but they can t find a tutor for ages, and they can t rescue the manuscript without a trip to Prague. Supporting Diana and Matthew in their quest is a secret society that includes dashing Walter Raleigh and dangerous daemon Christopher Marlowe. Harkness delights in lining up the living dead and modern academic history, as in her explanation of how a forger named Shakespeare, with supernatural prompting, takes up playwriting. This tale of a feminist Yankee in Queen Elizabeth s court charms amid the tumult, as the gifted heroine and her groom fight for generations and another sequel to come in order to protect the magical world that s all around us.

Customer Reviews

A discovery of witches

One of the Best books i have read in years. I could not put it down. There is so much going on and so many scenarios, it deserves a second read slower this time.. Cannot wait for Shadow Of Night!!!

Most amazing!!!

There are very few books that can capture my imagination. Harry Potter was the first, and this book!!!! I am downloading the sequel!!!!

There were times that I want smack Matthew, and others that I wanted to hug him!!! I also loved the use of history in the novel.

Can't wait for the sequel!!!!!!

Discovery of witches

This is a great book, I haven't laughed, cried, and felt like I was a part of a story in awhile. This is a must read. I hope you all enjoy as much as I did. I agree with others I have to read again before the second one comes out in July.

Shadow of Night
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jul 10, 2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 592 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: All Souls Trilogy
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 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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