A Discovery of Great Supernatural Fiction
April 4, 2012
Title: A Discovery of Witches
By: Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches presents a world where witches, daemons, and vampires live among humans virtually unnoticed. Diana Bishop is a historian and descendant of Bridget Bishop, the first witch executed in the Salem Witch Trials. Diana discovers an enchanted manuscript which intersects the histories of the supernatural creatures, drawing the interest of dangerous forces which set their will against the protagonist. Having turned away from her magical heritage long ago, Diana has, until now, relied on science and intellect in her endeavors. Upon finding the manuscript, something awakens in her and she can no longer ignore her power. A complex relationship develops with a handsome 1,500 year old vampire named Matthew, with whom she works to unravel both the personal mystery surrounding her identity and heritage, and the mystery of the manuscript. Containing elements of mystery, romance, science fiction (including time travel), and thriller, Deborah Harness has created a richly well written and entertaining story with compelling characters. The first in the “All Souls Trilogy”, its cliff hanger ending will leave you wanting more. Good thing book 2, “Shadow of Night” is scheduled to be released in July 2012.