Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A Discovery of Witches - Harkness, Deborah
A Discovery of Witches is yet another take on supernatural creatures. In this book's world there are humans, and supernaturals. The only supernaturals introduced so far are witches, demons, and vampires, but this is the first book in the All Souls Trilogy, so who knows what's in store. Diana Bishop has her PHD in the history of science. She's studying old books on alchemy in the Oxford library when she discovers a volume that's enchanted. Diana knows this because she's a witch. Granted, Diana is witch who does her best to repress her ability, but a witch she is. Matthew Clairmont is a professor of biochemistry at Oxford. He's very interested in the enchanted manuscript that Diana discovers. That's because Matthew is also a 1,500 year old vampire. That's where the fun begins. This is a great book. The characters and settings are interesting, and the action keeps you turning pages long after you should have gone to bed. I'm looking forward to the next book in the trilogy. Very highly recommended.