A Discovery of Witches: Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)
Deborah Harkness (Author)
NOW A MAJOR SKY TV SERIES.
THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first novel in the must-read ALL SOULS series.
It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.
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...
Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS series.
Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls series:
'Rich, thrilling . . . A captivating and romantic ripping yarn'
E L James
'Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans'
'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out . . . Utterly enchanting on every level'
'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache'
'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire . . . an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy'
Headline Publishing Group
29 September 2011
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