Day 13 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Deborah Harkness

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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Book Review – The P.I. Witch: The Witch, The Prince & the Evil Jester (Part 1)

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If you love a book that has the classic Fairytale creatures and mystery, The P.I. Witch: The Witch, The Prince & the Evil Jester (Part 1) is the book for your reading needs.

Synopsis

The story follows P. I. Witch, Jayson Santos as he mourns the loss of an old friend and mentor, a Sorceress named Agatha.

Of course it’s revealed that Agatha’s death brings a lot more drama than anyone can anticipate, one of which involves Jayson’s ex-husband, Prince Nathaniel Echoes coming back into the Witch’s life.

But Jason and Nathaniel’s reunion is cut short when a Demonic assassin attacks them causing Jayson to reveal a huge revelation and the rise of an Evil Jester kidnapping Magic School Students doesn’t help make anything easier for the Witch.

If you’re a fan of ‘Charmed‘ ‘Once Upon a Time‘, and ‘Dante’s Cove‘ and Fairytales in general, then you’d definitely enjoy this novella!

I thought this was an adorable story. You have love, you have history, ogres, princesses, princes, witches, shapeshifters, and more. It starts off with a high school student who, in detail, looks like a pig. He has the ability to conjure up this evil being called Rowan No End. Anyways, this kid is bullied, conjures up Rowan No End, and poof! The kid goes missing. The Dean at the school calls Jayson, who has a past with Nathaniel. So, of course, Nathaniel tags along, and helps Jayson solve the mystery.

You are time traveled between the present time, and as far as 1519. I love how the story jumps around to different times, and you are introduced to new characters, and finding out how everyone is connected. Like I said earlier, adorable.

I give Edwin’s story 5 stars, and I cannot wait to read the next book. I hope it was just as fun as reading part one. Good job Edwin!

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