A Discovery of Witches

Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)

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Publisher Description

Now a major Sky original production - Season 2 streaming now

THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-read ALL SOULS trilogy.

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy.

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.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires.

Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire geneticist.

Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...

Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy

'Rich, thrilling ... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James

'Intelligent and off-the-wall ... irrestistible to Twilight fans' Sunday Times

'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out ... Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott

'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' Marie Claire

'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire ... an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2011
8 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
604
Pages
PUBLISHER
Headline
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
3
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Customer Reviews

fliptic ,

Just the best

Great fun to read. Really enjoyed the plot, characters and creatures! What a great book to read!

Butcha ,

The

Finally a supernatural that can stand on it's own, without the obvious comparisons to "that" movie series. A great base novel to set up the coming series.

Lil n E ,

Couldn't put it down

Twilight for adults? Well maybe a very loose comparison, but if we must, Discovery is exponentially better written. There is a respectable depth and intelligence in the characters and their lives. Deborah writes in a way that I had clear and vivid pictures in my head, all the while expecting the book to translate easily and well to film. I fell in lust with Matthew and grew to admire Diana, the heroine. I have to say, the worst part about reading this book, particularly so quickly was that it inevitably had to end and the wait for the next installment is torture....so I've just read this one three times while I wait!

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