All Souls

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 46,615 ratings

A Discovery of Witches Publisher's Summary

An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years: one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons, and long-lived vampires.

Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing.

As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels....

©2011 Deborah Harkness (P)2011 Deborah Harkness
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  • Book 1

    • A Discovery of Witches

    • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By Eleanor on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • A Discovery of Witches

    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,513
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,563

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

    • By Neal on 04-17-14

    Regular price: $45.50

  • Book 2

    • Shadow of Night

    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,714
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,367
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,363

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended, however....

    • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Shadow of Night

    • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History plus fantasy and damned fine writing!

    • By Ann Hawkins on 08-25-12

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 3

    • The Book of Life

    • All Souls, Book 3
    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,672
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,639

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want to read it again!

    • By darswords on 11-25-14

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Book of Life

    • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Anna on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $21.31