A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

It begins with absense and desire.

It begins with blood and fear.

It begins with a discovery of witches.

Meet the main characters, have a little background and lots of mystery in the first 50 pages.  From there the narrative just explodes with plots and so many things to explore.  I was intrigued throughout the entire book.  It is the first in the All Souls Trilogy and full of fast paced action and romance.  I am trying not to do a spoiler in the review.  There was a ton of magic and lore, as the title suggests it is about a witch and her discovery of supernatural… things. The “what ifs” and “wouldn’t that be cools” abound in the journey of the main character.  Diana  is aware of what she is as well as the existence of vampires and daemons.    This was a story for me to get lost in; I have read it twice now and the first time I couldn’t put it down.  The second time around, after the first 50 pages I was back into the tale.  The author does a fantastic job of giving her characters life and realism.  It is pretty long, as it is considered a novel. For me this was a bonus.  I read a lot and this is pure entertainment so it was a fast read.   In short, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the release of the next in the All Souls Trilogy: Shadow of Night in July 2012. 


3 thoughts on “A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

  1. Storybook says:

    Do you know when the second book comes out? I keep daydreaming about the characters and all the possibilities of their… travels!

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