Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Diana Bishop has long been denying the witch part of her life, she just doesn’t not have time for it. Then one day in the course of ordinary research she requests a manuscript. This is no ordinary manuscript, it is a long lost apothecary book said to hold the secrets of witches, vampires and daemons. Recognizing it for it is a bespelled book Diana sends it back into the library depths and goes about her day. Unfoundedly her actions have not gone unnoticed and before Diana realizes it her life is full of witches, vampires and daemons. But one vampire, Matthew, seems to stand out in the crowd. At first interested only in the book Matthew tries to understand how Diana found a book that has been missing for years, then interested more in Diana than the book Matthew will risk his own life to keep her safe. With dangers around every corner Diana and Matthew will need to rely on each other as well as family and friends if they plan to stay alive.

WOW!!!! This book blew me away.

Quickly and without hesitation Deborah Harkness drops us into the thick of the story. Going back when necessary to develop character but never failing to move the reader forward. Full of history and literary reference this book is not a casual read, it requires your full undivided attention to understand all the nuances. Harkness does a great job of educating her readers so they don’t feel left behind or inadequate by their lack of knowledge.

My only regret is that I know have to wait for some obscure date in 2010 for the next, title unknown, installment in the series

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