"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown." (From the thrilling sequel to the New York Times best seller 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' cliff-hanger 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.
©2012 Deborah Harkness (P)2012 Penguin Audio
The gathering of witches teaching and supporting Diana
Some times there is too much time spent on details of clothing and things of that sort. felt it took away from the storyline.
Jennifer Ikeda does an excellent job of reading SON and giving voices to the different characters. Her timing and voice keep it interesting.
Diana discovering that she is a weaver and her interaction with the gathering in London.
Her ability to give the characters a personality with her voice.
When Diana promises to be with Philipe when all seems lost.
Yes, I would. I enjoyed the first book of this series, and found this one quite enjoyable. Her characters are exciting, and I look forward to part 3.
All of the different characters you get to meet and follow as they wield their various powers. The time travel that took place in the story provided intrigue and danger.
Her voice was versatile which brought life to the various characters.
I don't want to give away too much about the book, so I will say the time travel and family reunions were powerfully moving and my favorite parts.
Can't wait for the next book of the series.
I love the narrator for this book. I love the voices and different accents used. You never have any trouble knowing which character is speaking.
I call this series the adult version of Twlight.
This book wasn't as good to me as the first. But it had to fill holes that were missing in the first book and new developments for the next.
It was a long wait for Shadow of Night and it's more than equal to Discovery of Witches. This book wraps you in a world of magic. It incorporates history, art, alchemy, romance, and adventure. The words flow from the reader in the voices of the characters. Jennifer Ikeda is part of the experience of this book.
Not as good as the first in the series, but a good listen. The performance was solid, the storyline good, but wrapped in many details.
I really like Jennifer Ikeda's narration. The story was not as good as Discovery of Witches. It was still entertaining. I would listen to another of Deborah's books.
She has a great voice that let the story come alive.
I would definitely recommend this book and the 1st book in the series
Deborah Harkness has created a whole world with noted people in histroy. I't realy pulls you into the story..
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