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Book one of the New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People)

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, and concludes with The Book of Life.


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    The house is the best character, and the one interesting enough to read more about. The main character starts out strong but becomes a spineless woman after meeting her vampire. If you like romance novels, this could be just your cup of tea.

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    A terrific twist on the vampire love craze. Lots of reference to historical events and people to keep you intrigued by Matthew's past.

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    A Discovery of Witches

    Just read this for the third time. Next up Shadow of Night, in anticipation of The Book of Life, the final book in the trilogy. Love these books!

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    Great First Book

    I hated to wait for the second one.

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    This book grabs you right at the beginning and takes you on an adventure that keeps the reader engrossed right to the end. I found this story hard to put down and when finished immediately looking for book two...Excellent story and well written. Highly reccomend it.

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