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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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    Great take on the witch vampire venue. Engrossing storyline well written it takes you on a journey thru science and fantasy . I have yet to read the second in the series because I want to reread A Discovery Of Witches before I continue .

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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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    A Discovery of Witches

    This is my third reading and I enjoyed as much as the first time. A must read for all who love witches and vampires too.

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