A Discovery of Witches

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Deborah Harkness
Discovery of Witches

Wow!  I loved this book.  Setting- the world as we know it, with a twist.  Along with humans, the world is inhabited by other creatures- witches, vampires, and daemons.  Diana Bishop is of "the Bishop family" of witches.  But Diana wants nothing to do with witchcraft and doesn't "use" her powers.  She is a historian, graduate of Yale, currently at Oxford studying alchemy manuscripts.  Unknowingly, Diana discovers a bewitched manuscript.  Everyone, well not the humans, want this manuscript and will stop at nothing to get it.  Enter Matthew Clairmont, vampire and geneticist.  Are Matthew's intentions honorable?  Is he turely there to protect Diana?  Get caught up as the story unfolds, the characters develop and we learn more about Diana and Matthew's families and histories, and the world of these other creatures.  Fall under the spell of this novel.  But, be forwarded that this is the first of a trilogy, the current publication date for book two is July 2012.  Author Deborah Harkness is a history professor, she lists 10 nonfiction titles that influenced her writing of the All Souls Trilogy (see her list, scroll down the page).  Check our catalog or check the Digital Catalog and Download Center for the eBook.

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