It captured my interest.
I love how it ties the present with the past.
I enjoyed the children in the story.
Need i say more? can't wait for the 3rd book. As for the "negatives", stop whining and leave Deborah Harkness do what she wants with her characters. "I wish..", "if only..", "i hate it when..." STOP and write your own novel & your happy ending!
I am a Youth Services Librarian at a public library and I love my job. I am also a runner and I love listening to great books while staying healthy. That's Elsie in the picture...she is my favorite running partner and typically perks her ears up during the tense portions of the books :)
As soon as I finished A Discovery of Witches, I immediately went online to find out when I should expect the sequel. It was a long wait, but completely worth it. Harkness' view of Elizabethan London and Europe is just awesome, and the trip to Prague was an added bonus that I had not expected. Not only did the plot line get more compelling, but Harkness was also able to weave in the difficulties of the newly wed. I savored every minute of this novel.
I think I have the most varied reading style of anyone I know. As much as I enjoy a mystery I can wrap myself up into biography & history.
The ending left you wanting more
When Diana met her father and unraveled her mysterious childhood.
Isabo was definitely the most enigmatic character to grace the vampiric series in a long time.
All of these feelings were felt when the characters were unraveled.
Yes. Make more of these series available for audible listeners.
This is a long, long, story with a heroine you'd like to smack upside the head. I invested in it hoping the possibilities presented in book #1 would mature, but they didn't. Because it took place mostly in Elizabethan England, it kept my interest enough to stick it out. The audio presentation was good, at least. The secondary characters were interesting and sympathetic, unlike the heroine. It seemed quite unlikely that a Harvard educated PhD teaching at Cambridge was too poorly self disciplined to master her own talents, or to research her own abilities. Add to that she was a milksop in the face of conflict, well I won't waste my money on #3...
Not really. I was sadly disappointed by the lack of a climax.
No, I did on the first book and they had a hard time even finishing that one. The story is a good one nutshell takes forever to get anywhere with it
No I do not believe that I have
It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.
Understanding the 1st book and the romance between Matthew/Diana.
The thing I can think of is Twilight, but not really.
She brings the story to live!
Yes, the wedding night
The history of witches
Annoying but has range of characters
Yes because it leaves you hanging for part 3
I like this genre and time period this story was set in, but the writing is a little overdramatic.
I loved A Discovery of Witches, and Shadow of Night was even better. The narrator, Jennifer Ikeda, is superb and really differentiates the multiple character voices.The story is so involving with a lot of history thrown in that I was stunned when I finished it. It really made the time fly. Although long, I wish it could have gone on longer. The followup can't come soon enough!