Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Memes: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Happy Friday everybody!
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Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness has reached the top of my review stack this week. This is the sequel to A Discovery of Witches. I got my copy from Viking via NetGalley. It will be published on July 10.
Here is the description:

"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown"—the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.

That cliffhanger ending had me waiting impatiently for this book!

We arrived in an undignified heap of witch and vampire.
Friday 56:
"But mark my words, Matthew Roydon. Every creature within a day's journey suspects that you are a foul beast who feeds on blood. When they discover you are harboring a witch with these dark powers, God will be merciless on those who have turned against Him."


  1. I still have to read A Discovery of Witches. It's on my wishlist.

  2. I've heard about these lately and I'm curious to try them out.

    Here's my Book Beginning.

  3. I loved both books. I got it from both Netgalley and Edleweiss. This was a case where I could never have too many copies. Now I have to wait for the third. Here is my post:

  4. I'm still saying No to witches and vampires . . .


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