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Book Buzz: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches will release February 8, 2011

Today begins the official 13 days of Halloween. And to commemorate this occasion, author Deborah Harkness dishes up a little vampire knowledge in the below vlog. Take a moment to check it out...they are predicting A Discovery of Witches to be on everyone's radar come next year.

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.


Briana said...

This book sounds so good! I've got it pre-ordered already! :)

Rochelle (Books Like Stars) said...

Wow, "A Discover of Witches" sounds really interesting. Adding it to my TBR pile.


Sounds good! I loved Anne Rice's Lasher series. Mixing Witches (I adore them) and Vamps should be interesting. I'll have to preorder, too.


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