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.
©2014 Deborah Harkness (P)2014 Penguin Audio
I was apprehensive the first time I hear Jennifer Ikeda...it was slow and methodical. Had to try one more time and much to my first impression, I was wrong. Glad I gave it one more shot.
This series was recommended to me by a friend. I was very impressed with the narration. The narrator has a very fitting voice, does great accents, and the pace is great. I also thought it was very well written, with excellent form and exceptional historical accuracy. Watch out for the authors favorite words: vestiges and uncanny.
I was, however, disappointed in the plot. Generally, the series is unrealistic, sappy, and left me rolling my eyes. I had to finish it, obviously, but it ended just how I thought it would. I also don't find it attractive when a man in a relationship is so obsessively possessive, but that's just me. Otherwise, I thought it was good.
This was a very engaging story. It's must listen for sci-fi / fantasy fans. Jennifer Ikeda performs amazingly, given many characters distinguishable voices. wow!
Great overall story. The detail and thought put into these three books is a treat. I highly recommend any fantasy genre fan to read these books, as long as you don't mind a bit of romance being a large part of the storyline.
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Love this series. I hope she reads more books about Witches, Demons and Vampires. This is a very well written book and Jennifer Ikeda is one or the best.
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