A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches

By Deborah Harkness

  • Release Date: 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 6,621 Ratings


"A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight."

In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and the 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 navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting story of magic and suspense. And the story continues in Book Two, Shadow of Night.


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  • All souls trilogy

    By grackle7
    I love the character, this was a great read. Immediately got the second and third book. And I was so happy to find out they have a show on Sundance!!!
  • Intriguing read!

    By bbarnard1711
    Really enjoyed the book, it was definitely captivating! Great read for anyone into fantasy/mystery/romance type books.
  • Wonderful!

    By Msvaldez80
    It really is a great book, it’s like a grown up Harry Potter!
  • Couldn't Put It Down

    By NoppNopp
  • A Discovery of Witches

    By Skipit76237856
    This was a great read very well written just loved it.
  • Slow starting off, but ending is great!

    By Whit0409
    Booked was very detailed. Almost hard to get the the story with all the details. But then it all ties together where you needed to know about these details. The second book in the trilogy is 5 stars. Great imagination and love the characters.
  • Compelling for sure, but...

    By Doctorbrooke
    ...the author seems to have read the Twilight series a few two many times and taken it as vampire gospel. Apparently it is historically accurate that there are good vampires which abstain from killing good people and who fall desperately in love at a moment's notice.
  • 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

    By Ginga12
    This was the most amazing trilogy I have ever read
  • So boring...

    By JaredLambert
    It is just so boring. The characters and the setting, hell even the creatures are boring. She makes demons boring. Which is pretty impressive in itself.