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Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.70
SKU B002194
Synopsis

A Discovery of Witches is the first in the All Souls trilogy. Now a major Sky TV production.

"It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches."

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling All Souls trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires.

Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire geneticist.

Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels . . .

Details
  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Fantasy
  • Published : 2011 (Headline)
  • ISBN : 9780755374045
  • SKU : B002194
  • PPC : SP450gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'Rich, thrilling . . . a captivating and romantic ripping yarn' - E L James.

'Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans' - Sunday Times.

'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out . . . utterly enchanting on every level' - Manda Scott.

'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' - Marie Claire.

The Author

Deborah Harkness is an American scholar, novelist and wine enthusiast, best known as a historian and as the author of the All Souls Trilogy, which consists of The New York Times best-selling novel A Discovery of Witches and its sequels Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.

Featured Author . . . Deborah Harkness