Deal Alert – A Discovery of Witches for Nook & Kindle – $2.99

June 10, 2012 General 2


3q2TITLE:  A Discovery of Witches
SERIES:  
All Souls Trilogy
AUTHOR:  
Deborah Harkness
PUBLISHER:  
Penguin
PUBLICATION DATE:  
February 8, 2011
ISBN: 
 0670022411
PURCHASE BOOK:  Amazon | B & N 

GOODREADS SUMMARY: 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.

 

She-Wolf Comments

This was one of my favorite reads last year.  A Discovery of Witches is such a wonderful blend of genres – romance, paranormal, to a certain degree science fiction and history.  The characters are wonderful and the world Harkness creates is original.  And really, who doesn’t like a vampire that practices yoga?  If you have a Nook or Kindle, get it.  At $2.99 it’s a steal.  The second book in the series comes out July 10th.  Start reading now so you will be ready for the next release.  I, for one, am geeked about it.

 

 

About the Author

Photo by Vania Stoyanova

 

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She has received Fullbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She also writes an award-winning wine blog.

 


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