The #1 New York Times bestselling series finale--sequel to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, that sets up Time's Convert.
Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the 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. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.
In the final installment of Harkness's All Souls Trilogy (after Shadow of Night), witch historian Diana Bishop and her vampiric husband, Matthew Clairmont, freshly returned to the present from their sojourn in Elizabethan England, have ample challenges to contend with. They still seek the missing pages of Ashmole 782, the mystical manuscript known as the Book of Life and the key to the origin of all supernatural beings, and now must negotiate the internal politics of Matthew's extended vampire family. Also to be considered is the Congregation of vampires, witches, and daemons, who will not look at all kindly on the impending birth of Matthew and Diana's twin children. Meanwhile, Matthew and Diana are stalked by Matthew's murderous son Benjamin, and to save everyone, Diana must master her skills as a weaver one of the rarest witch powers. There is no shortage of action in this sprawling sequel, and nearly every chapter brings a wrinkle to the tale. The storytelling is lively and energetic, and Diana remains an appealing heroine even as her life becomes ever more extraordinary. A delightful wrap-up to the trilogy.
The tv-show is way 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..pedantic:-/ 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 plus its sequel not a trilogy though... 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..
This book is thrilling and exciting. I loved reading it and it was perfect while under quarantine.
A great end to a great series
I loved this book as much as the first two. Very entertaining and easy to read.