A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – review

What’s A Discovery of Witches about? The first book in The All Souls Trilogy begins when historian Diana Bishop opens a manuscript in the library and exposes herself to a world of shadowy demons she’s kept at bay for many years. Sensing the significance of Diana’s discovery, the creatures
gather in Oxford, including enigmatic vampire Matthew Clairmont, who
Diana finds herself drawn to. Together the pair unlock the secrets of
the manuscript and prepare to fight to save their forbidden love.

goodtoknow says: Love Twilight and Harry Potter? You’re in for a treat! A decidedly more grown-up take on the vampire and witch (and daemon) story, A Discovery of Witches sets its fantasy story firmly in the real (and sometimes a little dry) world of academics. Don’t let this, or the hefty 700 pages, put you off, beacuse at the centre is a good old-fashioned love story. Witch Diana and vampire Matthew’s forbidden cross-creature love and their battle to be accepted will keep you hooked right through this and the next 2 books – we can’t wait to read them!

Rating: 8/10

You’ll like this if you liked: The Twilight trilogy

Publisher: Headline

Publish Date: Out now

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