A Discovery of Witches

ISBN9780143119678
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedSeptember 1, 2011
Pages720
AuthorDeborah Harkness
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height6.9 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth1.6 in.

A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness

MASS MARKET

September 1, 2011

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. 

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Buy A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness

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Information

ISBN9780143119678
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedSeptember 1, 2011
Pages720
AuthorDeborah Harkness
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height6.9 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth1.6 in.

Synopsis

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. 

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Buy A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

" A thoroughly grown-up novel packed with gorgeous historical detail and a gutsy, brainy heroine to match. . . . Harkness writes with thrilling gusto about the magical world."

– Entertainment Weekly

"Harkness conjures up a scintillating paranormal story. . . . Discover why everyone's talking about this magical book."

– USA Today

"Romantic, erudite, and suspenseful . . . Harkness attends to every scholarly and emotional detail with whimsy, sensuality, and humor."

– O, The Oprah Magazine