All Souls

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 59,526 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 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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 26,489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,737

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

    • By Elina on 11-13-17

    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 17,294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,652

    Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey.   

    • 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 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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 15,083
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,846
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,801

    In The Book of Life, Diana and Matthew time travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present - facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved 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.  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So little magic, so much dull soap opery.

    • By Kathryn on 07-18-14

    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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • The World of All Souls

    • The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life
    • By: Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Deborah Harkness, Steve West, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    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, and the trilogy has now sold more than two million copies in the United States and appeared in 38 editions around the world. All Souls fans have been captivated from the start by the many sources of inspiration Harkness draws on in her novels. Here, with her signature historian's touch, she offers an encyclopedic look at the series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Elaine Stevens on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $35.00