A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches

By Deborah Harkness

  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre : Fantasy
  • FIle Size : 2.98 MB
Score: 4.5
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A Discovery of Witches *Now a major Sky original production*

THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-read ALL SOULS trilogy.

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy.

A world of witches, daemons and vampires.

A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future.

Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires.

Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire geneticist.

Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...

Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy

'Rich, thrilling ... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James

'Intelligent and off-the-wall ... irrestistible to Twilight fans' Sunday Times

'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out ... Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott

'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' Marie Claire

'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire ... an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail


  • Boring twilight for adults

    By lornamack
    Long, Boring and Dry. Twilight for adults without the passion, but complete with a wussy heroine and controlling sexist abusive vampire night partner.
  • A vampire that does yoga?!?

    By Anna-W123
    It’s a no from me.
  • A Discovery of Witches

    By My Salted Caramel
    Witches, vampires, demons and humans are just the creatures living on earth. Where and when did everyone or anyone come from? That’s the century old question. There has been many books following this format, this one adds a bit history, some Shakespeare and biblical references. I read the whole book but often had time to drifted to thoughts like “this could make a okay TV show” etc.
  • Brilliant

    By ladyb502
    I have just finished all in this trilogy, was brilliant . I couldn't put it down . Will recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy mixed with history 👍👍👍👍
  • A genuine good read

    By AJSlion
    Awesome tale that weaves many themes, theories and love stories into an intriguing story that truly captivated me.
  • Fabulous

    By Raejnic
    Loved the historical aspect and the love affair. So many characters with stories, fantastic writing. The detail of the scenes so real I was transported.
  • Awesome

    By Tehlei
    Thank you awesome read, have read all three more than once. My only question is......where do I go from here :)
  • Amazing

    By Remoteman60
    Title says it all, wonderfully developed world with well researched background facts. Ending did feel a little rushed, but overall can't wait to pick up next book.
  • Must have

    By Alex bates
    An amazing book, the starting's a little slow but i didn't notice, someone else pointed it out and it kinda struck me. Amazing descriptive language, beautifully written with pronounced characters and plenty going on to keep Your mind working. A must buy.
  • Couldn't put it down

    By Theminxter
    Hurry up with book 3!