The highly anticipated finale to the number-one New York Times best-selling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches.
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in 38 foreign editions and translations, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major best seller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness's legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.
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Jennifer Ikeda is an exceptional story teller and this series let her talents shine. I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent trilogy. I look forward to additional books regarding these characters.
Deborah Harkness presents a take with enough details on the lives and customs of witches, vampires and demons that the stories hold together and keep pulling the reader deeper.
I am devastated to have come to the end of this trilogy! The deClermonts, the Bishops....I find I have become immersed in their family and its quest for truth, redemption and revenge!
I am in awe of the amount of detail in these volumes, the research involved must have been a daunting task! But the result is s wonderfully deep love story that spans time and species in a way that precludes question! I can only hope that this is not the last we shall see if the deClermont clan.....someone should forward this for television series consideration or s movie....it would surely surpass the usual content in this genre.
Thankyou for giving me the chance to be transported to other times, and for making me think from another aspect about Supernatural creatures!
Micron the Cat
this series is the only books that I have ever read more than once. I have just finished my third go-round, and everytime I read the series, I find things that I missed the first time around. Can't wait for the television series!
The series,makes you want Matthew and Diana's lives to continue on. How there love progresses and hear how the children grow into their own lives as a witch and a vampire. Maybe each children has some of both their parents gifts. Love to read a follow up book.
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