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Publisher's Summary

A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's number-one New York Times best-selling All Souls trilogy - "an irresistible...wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People)

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Life carried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion.

In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy - all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.

Music by Isaias Garcia

Includes a bonus PDF including recipes, images, translations, and more. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Deborah Harkness (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Loved it

The extra info provided to the All Souls world is great! Had everything the description said it would and raised my excitement for future novels.

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This is a companion guide, not a novel.

I enjoyed the trilogy so when I saw Deborah Harkness and All Souls, I just bought it on sight. If I'd spent even a few seconds looking at it, I'd have seen that this is NOT part of the series. It's a companion guide that defines characters, does a synopsis and a Q/A section from the author. Is it bad for what it is? No. Is it worth a credit? Also no. I got about half way through before I gave up.

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Not What You Think

This is not part of the AMAZING series. It's just a recap of the entire series. Totally need my credit back!!!!!

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Not AT ALL what I hoped for or expected.

I thought this was the next book in the series! I pre-ordered it and was so excited about it. It's the author talking about the book and being interviewed about it and then an in depth look at all the books I have already read in the series. SOOOOO annoying! I was waiting for the next book in this series no a re-cap of the other books. HUGE THUMBS DOWN!!!

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Great Companion Guide

I know that reviews of this title are iffy, but if you read the description of the book you will understand that it's a companion not a continuation.

I love getting all the backstory on the book/characters/places/institutions that make up the All Souls world.

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Interesting

I bought this because I loved the series but also I find Harkness' field of study fascinating. Here she discusses how she created her world, her system of magic and how she brought her knowledge of history to life through her fiction. I haven't been able to find the accompanying PDF yet, but I enjoyed the listen.

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Its ok but not necessary

I am not displeased with this publication. I actually really enjoyed it, but I think it should be known that this IS a companion novel and does not extend the story. It is more or less background info on the characters.

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this book only gives you information

if this was a continuation if the trilogy I would have love it . this just disappointed me

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