Ratings : 273307

Review : 27211


Published : Feb. , 2011

By : Viking Penguin

Language : eng

Paperback : 579 Pages

Published : Feb. , 2011

By : Viking Penguin

Language : eng

Paperback : 579 Pages

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

273307 Ratings - 27211 Review

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.



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ABOUT Deborah Harkness

My life has been a series of left turns that nevertheless took me in the right direction (though it didn't always seem so at the time). I went to college to be a theater major and ended up studying the Renaissance. I went to grad school to become a college administrator and loved to teach so much I became a college professor instead. I thought I wanted to be a Tudor-Stuart historian, and found myself a historian of science. I started blogging because a friend needed help on a project in 2006 and am still blogging about wine today. I started writing a novel in the fall of 2008, and it became a New York Times Bestseller in February 2011: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. The second volume in the All Souls Trilogy, SHADOW OF NIGHT, came out in July 2012 and debuted at #1 on the NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller's List, as did the final volume THE BOOK OF LIFE. I haven't managed to escape the world of All Souls, however. A companion book (May 2018) and a book about Marcus are on their way (TIME'S CONVERT, September 2018)