The story picked up right where Discovery of Witches left off. The depth of the characters is wondeful. They really make you care about what happens to them.
Jack - He is so true and real and in need of love. Just what Diana and Matthew needed.
This was a decent sequel but a bit long winded. Plus you knew that they were going to leave you hanging again, for the next book. I would recommend it but it did seem to stall in the middle for a while and it took a bit for me to struggle through it. I'm glad I did because it did pick up towards the end.
I would not advise anyone to read / listen to it.
No, It just happened to be one bad apple. Afterall I did find Discovery of Witches worth the credit.
This book was not the narrator at fault, so yes possibly.
So very dissappointed, I enjoy a good cliffhanger, The first 3/4th of the book was very nicely paced, enjoyable, and allowing time for important details to come cleanly to the surface.Then the last 2-3 chapters of the book went into light speed and left the reader with "whiplash" and wondering what the "HECK" happened to cause the book to totally degrade. Shadow of Night left me quite disillusioned with this author.
exciting, historical, well-written
Phillipe. He's such a surprise to love. I wanted more of him.
Matthew. She did such a brilliant job with the male voices in this.
The scene with Phillipe and Diana. Incredibly touching.
I can't wait for the third installment.
There were too many to name one favorite
This was even better than The Discovery of Witches with all the voices. I always knew which character she was.
all of them
I CAN'T WAIT for the third book in this series to be available!!
Author, rabid Audible listener.
While there is a mysterious book and character development for something potentially bigger, the series is really a love story. The first book introduces us to two main characters, Dianna Bishop and Matthew Clairmont. Dianna is a witch and Matthew is a vampire. In this world, two such creatures are not allowed to partner, let alone marry but they did fall in love.
In Book 2 of this series, the witch and vampire find themselves in the past due to a little witchery on Dianna's part. Unfortunately, the details, and I mean grating details, of living in early Elizabethan times becomes so tedious you almost want to fast-forward to the action and plot.
Now that I know the characters I will likely listen to the next (and final?) book but hope the future actually brings on some action and answers some important questions about the mystery book that drives the characters in this series.
The book is interesting, you learn a lot about living in a church-ruled England and get to know certain characters based on their past rather than their present. It was an interesting book but it tested my patience.
I'm loving the adventure Deborah Harkness is taking us on in her All Souls' Trilogy. The visit to Elizabethan England was exciting and quite a learning experience. I loved the historical fiction/fantasy mash up of this book, though I felt like the middle dragged a bit and that there was more history and less plot progression than I would have liked. Overall, I really enjoyed this tale and can't wait to see what obstacles Diana and Matthew have to overcome next!
Jennifer Ikeda is a new favorite narrator. Her voices for the characters were wonderful and so distinctive. I never had any trouble telling the characters apart and it really felt like she was living the adventure along with the characters.
I got the first book in book form and really enjoyed the audio form of the second book as it seemed to bring some of the happenings to life for me.
This 'vampire' book reminds me of the only tv soap I was interested in my younger years. 'Dark Shadows'!
I have not heard Jennifer Ikeda read before but am entirely thrilled with hearing her now and would again.
I believe hitting the absolute right time in time travel was the scariest thing for me to read.
A mesmerizing read for anyone.
I'll read or listen to just about anything. But my true loves are Dean Koontz and Anne Rice.
I loved Discovery of Witches and I love this!! I can 't wait for the last book. Personally, I liked the historical details which some claim slow the story down. I found it made it all the more interesting... But I love history. And I love a long book!!! I want to get my money's worth! :)
If you love vampire, witch, creature, etc. stories: this is well worth it!
This trilogy gets better with every book. Can not wait for the next one to come out!!
yes.. would sit in my car even after I got to where I was going to continue listening to it.