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Friday, September 7, 2012

"rosemary, for remembrance"

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Drawn to one another despite longstanding taboos, and in pursuit of Diana’s spellbound powers, the two embark upon a time-walking journey.
Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy plunges Diana and Matthew into  Elizabethan London, a world of spies and subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night.  The mission is to locate a witch to tutor  Diana and to find traces of Ashmole 782, but as the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them they embark on a very different journey, one that takes them into heart of the 1,500 year old vampire’s shadowed history and secrets. For Matthew Clairmont, time travel is no simple matter; nor is Diana’s search for the key to understanding her legacy.
Shadow of Night brings us a rich and splendid tapestry of alchemy, magic, and history, taking us through the loop of time to deliver a deepening love story, a tale of blood, passion, and the knotted strands of the past.
here is my goodreads review
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book. I really loved Matthew in this one. Instead of being so English and proper, like he was in the first book, he was dark and haunted and even cruel at times. I loved his rogue and tormented struggle between right and wrong and what his true purpose was. I loved his father and I can't wait to see what the big Scot Gallowglass' role will be in the next book. He was my favorite. I thought the first book was great but I think this one was better. Cannot wait for the Third Book!

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chloé said...

Love you mom!!

Staci T said...

love you too bug!

Maddie said...

Good review :) makes me want to finish the first one haha

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