All Souls

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 53,400 ratings

A Discovery of Witches Publisher's Summary

Now a major Sky original production.

The number on international and Sunday Times best seller.

A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-listen All Souls trilogy. 

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.

Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont.

This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

©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 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By Eleanor on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • A Discovery of Witches

    • A Novel
    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,199

    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 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,614
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,126

    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 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,438

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Trilogy!

    • By Cheri on 12-13-15

    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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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
    • Fantastic

    • By Livianna on 02-09-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The World of All Souls

    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Deborah Harkness, Steve West, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Discover the truths, the history, the myths and the magic behind the best-selling All Souls trilogy. Fall under the spell once more with this all-encompassing insider's guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life. The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness, featuring historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont, delves into mythology, alchemy, literature and architecture. And history is brought to life. With her signature historian's touch, Deborah Harkness offers an encyclopaedic look at the series, complete with synopses, character biographies, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic and alchemy.

    Regular price: $32.71