Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls Series—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People).
Now “[a] hot show that’s like Twilight meets Outlander” (Thrillist) airing on AMC and BBC America, as well as streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.
Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar 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 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 tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, book three, The Book of Life, and the fourth in the series, Time’s Convert.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Love, obsession, history, and science combine in the first book in Deborah Harkness’ thrilling All Souls trilogy. Diana Bishop—a whip-smart young scholar and a member of a distinguished family of witches—unearths an enchanted manuscript in a British university library. This discovery thrusts her into a murky underworld, where she joins forces with geneticist (and vampire!) Matthew Clairmont to keep the book out of evil hands. Actress Jennifer Ikeda brings an enchanting sense of wonder to Harkness’ magical settings; she’s also got just enough sultriness to sell Diana and Matthew’s burgeoning romance. Her delivery makes A Discovery of Witches a perfectly cozy nighttime listen.
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Well written for what it si
Don’t get this book confused, it’s a romance novel. It’s plot is slow, more detail given to the relationship (as unrealistic as it is) then to the story. Not at all my cup of tea, I was looking for some kind of adventure magic story or something. Rest assured this is not that. However, I can recognize it is well written. If you’re looking for a better written Twilight, this is your book, complete with broody vampires, damsels in distress, angsty hormones and all. It’s not the worst book I’ve ever read, but probably wouldn’t read again.
Love the book but suddenly half of it is missing???
I’ve listened to this book before and loved it. The first time through all the chapters were there.. the second time I went to listen to it the entire second half of the book is missing? I tried downloading it again but no luck.
Just as bad as Twilight, maybe worse.
I was so excited to read this but I’m not even going to finish. No thank you, I don’t need another story about a patriarchical, abusive relationship with a woman who is super smart and knowledgeable and independent but also somehow not? Ugh. Waste of money.