It takes a very special mind to be able to create so many twist and turns. The historical element are very well incorporated. Loved it! I wanted to get in my car and in the traffic to be able to continue the story! Thanks you Deborah Harkness and Jennifer Ikeda.
I enjoyed the story and the narrarator together.
I loved the story about alchemy, though I especially liked the the way the story crossed itself and made perfect sense. I could have done without the intimate scenes though I'm sure it wouldn't bother most people. I just didn't think these scenes really added to the story. The rest of the story was great.
In my review of The Discovery of Witches, I expressed concern for the book devolving into a vampire love story (Twilight). I the Shadow of the Night she almost loses me. The story slows. I still found it entertaining and don't regret the time or the credit but the sap quotient rose.
If you like gripping, well planned plot and developed characters including witches and vampires, and if you like your books suberbly performed - then this is your book. Normally after 16 hours I get tired of an audibook but I went straight onto the second book and was so disappointed when it ended. I would have started pacing myself if I had known the 3rd book wasn't out yet.
I think this is the best by far
too many to really recall one specific
I love the different accents she brings to the story she delivers every word the way it should be heard.
This is a really good book to the point I got my husband engulfed in it as well. He couldn't wait for me to finish it so he could enjoy it by himself.
I love the story like and the fantastical world that Deborah Harkness has continued unveiling to us in the second book of the All Souls trilogy. The biggest problem I have is that she spent so much time reminding us of what happened in the first book. Having read them back to back, this seemed a bit excessive.
This is a good listen, as was the first book in this series. While I am not a big fan of the more romantic aspects of the story, the rest of the plot plays out well.
It continues where "Discovery of Witches" left off. Some aspects of the storyline make it difficult to compare to other books of this genre.
Her vocal characters are consistently distinct and and not just read.
No- I was disappointed.
I was looking forward to this book, and did enjoy it somewhat, but it was nowhere near as good as the first book,
Yes- to be suspicious of trilogy series
I like the witch part of the story best. However, unfortunately, I'm not a fan of the vampire genre.
Yes, but only if they are interested in stories that include vampires.
Meeting Queen Elizabeth.
Yes, it was worth the listening time. The timeline and history timeline was well researched by the author.
The narrator did a great job.
I swallowed the bait, hook, line, and sinker, and now await the sequel! Although I was more immediately engaged by the first book "Discovery of Witches," this book was intriguing for its historical context and literary allusions. I derive great pleasure from Harkness' ability to bring stale and musty history to life. Her depiction of the often lauded Christopher Marlowe as a demonic drunken opportunist is a fine foil to Matthew as well as to the fledgling Will. The author's knowledge of the occult sciences also enlivens the text. Through her fiction, she presents the possibility of real-life applications of magic, whether through simple acts such as brewing tea or practicing yoga.
In regard to the narrator, finally a French accent I can tolerate.