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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically captivating

  • By Monique M. on 28-03-2015

Great Read!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

Follow the forbidden love story of Diana, the reluctant witch and Matthew, the distant, but charming vampire, who fall in love while on the quest to find the meaning of life. The ancient text, Ashmole 782 holds the key to the origin of species: witches, vampires, daemons and humans surfaces on Diana's request, but mysteriously goes missing.
Deborah Harkness weaves her magic as the mystery and love story unfold, taking the reader to great heights. Well worth the read of this first in the All Souls Trilogy.

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