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A Discovery of Witches: All Souls (Paperback)
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A Discovery of Witches: All Souls (Paperback)

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Published: 29/09/2011
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Waterstones Says

At once intricately plotted and richly drawn, the opening book of Harkness' bestselling All Souls trilogy blends thrilling dark academia mystery with racy paranormal romance as an Oxford historian's discovery turns her well-ordered world upside down.

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

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling All Souls trilogy, now a major television series.

A world of witches, daemons and vampires.

A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future.

Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.

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...

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755374045
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans - The Sunday Times

A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire...all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy - Daily Mail

An inventive addition to the supernatural craze... Historian Harkness's racy paranormal romance has exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache - Marie Claire

A romp through magical academia - Guardian

...a grand romance smartly dressed up in the fashion for the occult...Sauced up with magic as well as being intelligent, the novel will be irresistible to Twilight fans - The Sunday Times

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