The #1 New York Times bestselling series finale and sequel to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night.
Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021!
Bringing the magic and suspense of the All Souls Trilogy to a deeply satisfying conclusion, this highly anticipated finale went straight to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In The Book of Life, Diana and Matthew time-travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present—facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.
What a journey! I have enjoyed this trilogy completely. What an astounding mythical tale that is completely relatable to modern day trials with belonging, differences and unity. Each character is multifaceted with qualities found all over the world. The history and geography was painted so vividly, one could feel as if they were walking through time. The reader is given the latitude to imagine the future of beloved characters with the knowledge they will all join together to fight another day for family, love and justice. Very well done!
The Book of Life is my favorite of the All Souls Trilogy. Diana finally fully accepts her role as a witch weaver and accomplishes a task that none outside of the de Cleremont’s select few believed possible. The story wraps up nicely but in all honestly could have used an epilogue that ties in Gallowglass with the babies later in life. The narrator did a nice job with different character voices but was not quite up to snuff for my speed of enjoyed reading. I found the speed of 1.5x to 1.75x worked best for me.
The tv-show is better ^_^
I’m torn but it gets five stars either way.
Love the beginning and the first chapters go by quick but then there are frigging long descriptions and frankly encounters with characters that slow down the whole thing and makes it rather boring..honestly I read diligently till they are going to look for TJ Weston but then I skimmed through couldn’t bear anymore those pointless and lifeless chapters.. went straight where the action was. This to say it would have probably worked better with ten, fifteen chapter less and if the book was too thin it would have probably been better suited for a single novel or one and its sequel not a trilogy... I’m glad the tv-show isn’t boring as the book, kudos to the screenplay’s writers for adapting and cutting unnecessary characters and events..I’m very looking forward to the third and last season I bought the book (and audiobook too in an attempt to keep my enthusiasm high..) only for this reason.. had season three been out I would’ve not bought the book at all- sorry..