Shadow of Night
The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches is as “enchanting, engrossing, and as impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald) J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has done with books... show more
The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches is as “enchanting, engrossing, and as impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald) J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has done with books one and two of her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduced reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Harkness’s much-anticipated sequel, Shadow of Night, picks up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending. Diana and Matthew time-travel to Elizabethan London and are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana searches for a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.
Publish date: May 28th 2013
Pages no: 583
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Time Travel
Series: All Souls Trilogy (#2)
Season two of the tv show started and I knew I had to read Shadow of Night before watching it. This book is better than the first. The first now feels more like an introduction to me. This one was exciting from beginning to end, and it literally picks up where the first story leaves off. We learn so...
A low-key, gently entertaining read with an uneven pace and very little tension. "Shadow Of Night" was a slightly disappointing book that I'm hoping will make excellent television (my DVD copy of "A Discovery Of Witches Season 2" arrives next month). It starts immediately where the cliff-hange...
I would have given this more stars but I found that this book dragged on. I believe most of this book could have been left out. I felt there was too many chapters that had no relevance to the story, but hindered it. I shall read the final book at a later date.
A gripping read. Author's talent lies in making each page interesting and not having too many parallel, confusing story lines.
This book picks up the story where the first of the series left it with Diana and Matthew landing in the past. Even if there were certain elements that made this book interesting I found it extremely slow moving: I get that the author wanted probably to give a taste of the 15th century London E...