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By Deborah Harkness

Book one of many New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a splendidly innovative grown-up myth with all of the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)

Deborah Harkness's gleaming debut, A Discovery of Witches, has introduced her into the highlight and galvanized lovers all over the world. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender pupil and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates along with her prime guy, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

Harkness has created a universe to rival these of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and he or she provides a scholar's intensity to this riveting story of magic and suspense. the tale keeps in publication , Shadow of Night, and concludes with The ebook of Life, coming from Viking in July 2014.

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In November of that year, the feeling that death was all around her became stronger. Around the middle of the month, the feeling was so overwhelming she telephoned her husband, who was then on a hunting trip, and informed him of her death fears. She discussed her apprehensions with a neighbor, but nothing helped allay her uneasiness. On December 17, Mrs. L. had still another dream, again about imminent death. In this dream she knew that her husband would die and that she could not save him, no matter what she did.

Everyman never succeeded, nor did the wealthy Persian merchant who ran away to Samara only to find Death there waiting for him. In these examples Death was waiting for the man himself, and it was not a question of getting past him into his kingdom to see the departed one. But it shows how all-knowing the personified Death of primitive and ancient man was. The West African form of contact with the dead, which the people of Haiti still practice to this day, is speaking through the water; again it is a question of either avoiding the voodoo gods or bribing them.

Had still another dream, again about imminent death. In this dream she knew that her husband would die and that she could not save him, no matter what she did. Two days later, Mrs. L. and her husband were indeed in an automobile accident. He was killed, and Mrs. L. nearly died. According to the attending physician, Dr. , she should have been a dead woman, considering her injuries. But during the stay in the hospital, when she had been given up and was visited by her sister, she spoke freely about a place she was seeing and the dead relatives she was in contact with at the time.

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