By Deborah Harkness
Book one of many New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a splendidly creative grown-up delusion with all of the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)
Deborah Harkness's glowing debut, A Discovery of Witches, has introduced her into the highlight and galvanized enthusiasts world wide. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender pupil 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 along with her best guy, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Harkness has created a universe to rival these of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she or he provides a scholar's intensity to this riveting story of magic and suspense. the tale maintains in ebook , Shadow of Night, and concludes with The publication of Life, coming from Viking in July 2014.
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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) by Deborah Harkness