A Discovery of Witches
Books | Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Book one of the New York Times bestselling All Souls series—“a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People).Look for the hit series “A Discovery of Witches,” now streaming on AMC+, Sundance Now, and Shudder! 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, book three, The Book of Life, and the fourth in the series, Time’s Convert.
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"I was not super into this book. I feel like it was way too long for one thing but also felt like the plot would get lost. New characters kept getting introduced at the very end of the book, and new ideas to that hadn't been part of the world building... like all the sudden she has a living house and she can see and talk to ghosts but it's totally normal to her even though supposedly she had never used her powers (on purpose) before... then time travel is a thing... I don't know it just felt like things kept getting thrown at the story."
"If Twilight was written by an esteemed Oxford scholar, You would get this series. Filled with historical information and richly detailed. One of my favorite series. I've read it over and over, and I always get something new out of it. I consider this my desert island series, because I would definitely choose this to take with me. Absolutely fantastic!"
"So I read about %80 of this and just couldn't go on any further. It started out so well. A mysterious book, a witch not acting like one, three different types of creatures coming after her. I mean such a plot where is this going why is this story falling into place. Then about half of the way through it comes to a complete halt. I'm not sure well the plot goes. The story drones on about everything how she is so amazing and her and this guy who barely know each other are destined. Everyone who looks at her praises her even people who had reasons to hate her. She just melded into everyone's heart and family and friends like she had been there from the start. The plot was all way to perfect and everything she did made her more perfect and then more destined to be together. I thought like others it would be a adult twilight rendering maybe. The book actually had way to many similarities to me and not in a good way. It felt like a young adult book even though they are in their 30s except for all the wine drinking. It was just so promising I can't believe it fell so far so fast. It was honestly torture trying to finish it and I couldn't do it.<br/><br/>So spoiler time.........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>...........<br/>80% of the book I wrote down all the twilight similarities I just thought it was a little to much.<br/>1.Vampire Possessive <br/>2.Her Blood singing to him<br/>3.Vampire only Changing the dying<br/>4.Vampire Vegetarian <br/>5.Vampire only Hunted criminals <br/>6.Watching through her window<br/>7.Talking in her sleep to him<br/>8. She has amazing abilities no one knew she had<br/>9. Gets angry when she wants to see him hunt<br/>10.Safe as houses(The host by stephanie meyer)"