Shadow of Night

By Deborah E. Harkness
(Viking, Hardcover, 9780670023486, 592pp.)

Publication Date: July 10, 2012

List Price: $28.95*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2012 Indie Next List
“How fantastic to find a second book that is every bit as compelling as the first. Harkness follows up A Discovery of Witches with a tale that moves confidently around Europe at the turn of the 16th century, and has readers mingling with Marlow, Shakespeare, John Dee, Raleigh, and, of course, Elizabeth I. Espionage and intrigue tangle with magic, mythology, and religion, while hints at who may become important players in the final book of this planned trilogy left me in happy anticipation of much more intelligent entertainment to come.”
-- Nicola Rooney, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI


Description

"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown"—the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.




About the Author
Deborah E. Harkness is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy and "John Dee's Conversations with Angels". She currently teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California. Visit her at deborahharkness.com.
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