I've been told more than a few times that I would like the All Souls Trilogy. To everyone that told me so, you were correct. I recently finished the first installment of the trilogy, A Discovery of Witches and I really enjoyed it.
Read on to find out my thoughts on A Discovery of Witches.
Release Date: first published January 1st 2011
Format: Audio MP3
Pages: Hardcover: 579 pages | Audio Length: Approx 24 hours
Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Historical Fantasy
Review Date: August 26, 2015
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.