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A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches
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"A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight." -People In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world. In this tale of passion and... show more
"A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight." -People In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and the descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript 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 story of magic and suspense. And the story continues in Book Two, Shadow of Night.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143119685 (0143119680)
ASIN: 143119680
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 579
Edition language: English
Series: All Souls Trilogy (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
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2.5 A Discovery of Witches / Deborah Harkness
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...
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2.5 Review: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness
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...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
4.5 Book Review: A Discovery of Witches
Book: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Supernatural Summary: Deep in the heart of Oxford's Bodleian Library, Diana Bishop - a young scholar and the descendant of witches - unearths an enchanted alchemical manuscript. Wanting nothing to do with sorcery, she...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
3.5 A Discovery of Witches
Well, A Discovery of Witches is a lengthy tome, and I still hold that if you put Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane into a blender and hit pulverize, you'd get this on the other end. On the other hand, Harkness writes better than either Stephenie Meyer or Katherine Ho...
TwistedAlyce
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5.0 A Discovery Of Witches (All Souls, #1)
I've been wanting to read this book for ages, but seemed to always put it off. Not been a big fan of witches, and all the historical elements of the book, I thought I wouldn't enjoy it all, also the size was daunting for a book that I was so unsure about. Boy am I glad I gave it go.Basically the bo...
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