Shadow of Night

Shadow of Night

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches is as “enchanting, engrossing, and as impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald)

J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has done with books one and two of her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduced reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.            Harkness’s much-anticipated sequel, Shadow of Night, picks up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending. Diana and Matthew time-travel to Elizabethan London and 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 searches for 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 708 pages
  • 106 x 172 x 54mm | 399.16g
  • Penguin LCC US
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • 0143123890
  • 9780143123897
  • 58,224

About Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. A Discovery of Witches was her fiction debut. She lives in Los Angeles.
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“A great spell, the one that can enchant a reader and make a 600-page book fly through her fingertips, is cast.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Fans of Harkness’s 2011 debut A Discovery of Witches will be delighted. . . . She delivers enough romance and excitement to keep the pages turning. Readers will devour it.” —People

“Deborah Harkness takes us places we’ve never been before. . . . Shadow ends as Discovery did with promises of more to come. Lucky for us.” —USA Today


“Rich, period fun, particularly delightful in its witty characterizations of historical immortals . . . Shadow ramps up the supernatural suspense.” —New York Daily News

“Harkness exudes her own style of magic in making the world of late 16th century England come alive. . . . If you’ve already read and enjoyed A Discovery of Witches, picking up Shadow of Night is an absolute requirement. Otherwise, pick up both, and consider your summer reading list complete.” —Miami Herald
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114,227 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 37% (42,625)
4 37% (42,432)
3 19% (22,262)
2 5% (5,368)
1 1% (1,540)
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