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Shadow of Night Audiobook

Shadow of Night

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Publisher's Summary

"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown." (From the thrilling sequel to the New York Times best seller A Discovery of Witches)

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.

©2012 Deborah Harkness (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Diane 03-18-17
    Diane 03-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Major plot hole"
    If you could sum up Shadow of Night in three words, what would they be?

    1) Enjoyable 2) Frustrating 3) Hopeful. I generally enjoyed the book, but I'm very irate that I spent almost two hours going back and forth through the chapters thinking that I'd some how completely missed the section where Marcus and Phobe's relationship developed, and more importantly, learn about what happened to Emily. Most frustrating experience I've ever had with a book that I'd been enjoying.

    I finally figured out that I wasn't the one who'd missed something after searching the internet for answers (very strong and colourful language was used to express other people's frustration, which I mentally gave a thumbs' up to!). It just wasn't there to be found. Either the publishing company dropped an incredibly important chapter, or the author forgot to write it. Against my better judgement, I've purchased the final book in the series - I hope to get some answers, but I'll never get the two hours back of wasted time searching for content that wasn't there!


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    Mitchell 09-03-16
    Mitchell 09-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Sophomore Slump"

    The second book got a little lost, "meandering through time" if you will. I loved the additional characters from history but they were not put to the best of use within the story. More forced backdrop than substance. I will be finishing the trilogy so here is hoping the story picks back up with book 3.

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    Andrea Lewis 09-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not As Good As the First Book"

    I loved The Discovery of Witches but it took me two tries several years apart to finish this one. There are characters in this series you get attached to. Felipe, little Jack and others made the book easier to get into. The author does seem to fit more historical figures in these books than necessary. It made it long and tedious in parts. That being said, Deborah Harkness does have an amazing ability to transfer the readers to other times and places. If you start reading the series, you'll have to finish it. The characters and far away places in the past make it worth the read.

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    Kathy Peterson Torrance, CA USA 07-20-16
    Kathy Peterson Torrance, CA USA 07-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not enough magic. Too much history."

    There was too much time spent at court in England and at court in Prague. The book was interesting when Diana and Matthew were at Diana's aunts house. I also enjoyed it when Diana met Philippe and the witches in London. However, this was not nearly as good as the first book. I think I will pass on purchasing the third book.

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    Rachel L. Foster 07-05-16
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    "Only my own stubbornness allowed me to finish"

    I like it when details help to immerse me in a story, but there are limits to my patience.

    Halfway through this book, this very long book, the protagonists hadn't even started working toward their original objective, and I couldn't have cared less about the things that they were doing. It felt like the author was indulging herself in a historical fantasy, but completely forgot about engaging the reader. I finally had to set the playback speed to 1.5x so I could power through to the point of the story.

    In the end, the heroine was vastly disappointing and the story's intrigue was lost in historical minutia.

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    A's Mom Sparks, NV 07-02-16
    A's Mom Sparks, NV 07-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Sequel pales"

    Although a decent tale, it didn't leave me breathless with anticipation at every chapter end. Granted my expectations after the first book were quite high.

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    Value Viewer 07-17-15
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    "Fast pace and page turner"

    I was glad to find that there was a sequel to 'Discoveries of Witches'. Exciting and page turn is this 2nd book like the first. With spells, weaving, vampires and demons. This book is full of the present and European past. Ready for the last of this series.

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    Leanna Seattle, WA United States 02-01-15
    Leanna Seattle, WA United States 02-01-15 Member Since 2008
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    "This is awful"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the follow-up book to A Discovery of Witches. One of the most brilliant aspects of A Discovery of Witches is that Deborah Harkness did a really good job portraying what it is like to be a woman of letters. In Shadow of Night, she complete destroys the character she has built. She has turned her main female character, Diana, into a vacuous, anxious, and fearful extension of her husband, Matthew. Basically, she has gutted the best part about Diana turning her into a shadow of her former self. Skip this series.

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    Brandon 10-23-17
    Brandon 10-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, great reading, can't stop listening! "

    Great book, great reading, can't stop listening! Interesting twist on the typical vampire witch story.

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    Stephanie Colmenero 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "shadow of night rocks "

    can't get enough of it I want more it was great to hear it very good

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