I love anything with witches (apparently I love anything, but of course, it is Halloween), and vampires are number two on my list. It does not matter if it is horrific or not, witches are just amazing. I love the way Deborah writes, and I put her up there with Alice Hoffman.
Synopsis for A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-long and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. It’s reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar’s depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life
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