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A Discovery Of Witches ~by~ Deborah Harkness

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Just started this book today. Not my usual gendre so I am looking forward to it, especially after the good words here. Thanks for the tip everyone.

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I finally got round to buying this and reading it. I'm in the same boat as Chesil - Not quite as enamoured of Matthew as everyone else.

 

 

Just started this book today. Not my usual gendre so I am looking forward to it, especially after the good words here. Thanks for the tip everyone.

 

I hope you're both enjoying TDOW! :D

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Yeah!! Can't wait to hear what you guys think! :D I think Miss Weave is going to be starting it soon too - yay!

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I may be in the minority here but I really did not enjoy this book as much as I anticipated. This is not my usual genre but I thought it may be a welcomed change. The beginning was very encouraging and it felt as if it was going to develop into a good yarn. As the character of Diana developed, I began to dislike her. She is terminally tired throughout the novel, which halted the story line in its development. I kept saying to myself "Come on. Stop napping and eating and get on with it." Though I did like the character of Matthew (he kept you guessing whether he was a good guy or not), he kept saying "We will talk about it later" over and over again. Again, restraining the development of the story. I guess I expected a little more action. Finally, close to the end it gets interesting and then it ends. What!!!! I guess the author has the sequel coming. I will probably not read it as I did not anticipate this book would be a romance novel - a little to "sweet" and "lovie dovie" for my liking.

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I really loved this book and I can't wait for the sequel. I thought she handled the hisory part really well, it was interesting not boring, and it was nice to see Oxford through her eyes. I loved the characters and the different supernatural races.

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I have just finished this book too and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is not my usual type of book but with all of the good reviews that I have heard, not just on here but by people I know, I though that I just had to give it a chance. I got the book and the minute I started reading it I could not put it down - I found I was making time to just read which for me is a sign of an excellent book!

 

I am very interested in how the characyers are going to develop in the next book as I think that there are still many things that we do not know about them.

 

I would definitely recommend this book.

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Shadow of Night will be released in the UK on 10th July 2012! Here is the Amazon synopsis -

 

Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown.

 

Shortly after Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont timewalk to London, 1590, they discover that the past may not provide a safe haven after all. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy Matthew Roydon, the vampire falls back in step with a group of radicals known as the School of Night who share dangerous ideas about God, science, and man. Many of his friends are unruly daemons - the creative minds of the age who walk the fine line between genius and madness - including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Matthew, himself, is expected to continue to spy for Queen Elizabeth, which puts him in close contact with London's cutthroat underworld.

 

Together, Matthew and Diana scour the bookstalls and alchemical laboratories of London where they follow the elusive trail of Ashmole 782 - and search for the witch who will teach Diana to control her powers.

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Wow, thanks for that Chaliepud, it sounds awesome! I for one can't wait to get my hands on this :)

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I don't think I've seen this particular author in any thread so I decided to to start my own. 

 

I'm in a Facebook book club dedicated to the All Souls Trilogy authored by Deb Harkness. Its about a witch and vampire who fall in love against the edicts of the Congregation. The Congregation is made up of witches, vampires and daemons as a way to keep them in line. They can't involve themselves in politics, religion, etc. And they definitely cannot fall in love or mate with other species (vampires can't love witches, etc). Anyway I'm on my third read and I love it like I did the first time. Anyone else read the book? What did you think?

 

https://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Witches-Novel-Souls-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B004DI7HZ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510517451&sr=8-2&keywords=debra+harkness+all+souls+trilogy

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I loved the first book but sadly was bored stiff by the second one!  Looking forward to the TV series though.

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I read all three of these books sometimes I found it hard going but I thoroughly enjoyed them all.

 

A TV series wow cannot wait for that

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