A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
by Deborah Harkness
Penguin Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780143119685
Date: 27 December 2011 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Amazon.com Review: It all begins with a lost manuscript, a reluctant witch, and 1,500-year-old vampire. Dr. Diana Bishop has a really good reason for refusing to do magic: she is a direct descendant of the first woman executed in the Salem Witch Trials, and her parents cautioned her be discreet about her talents before they were murdered, presumably for having "too much power." So it is purely by accident that Diana unlocks an enchanted long-lost manuscript (a book that all manner of supernatural creatures believe to hold the story of all origins and the secret of immortality) at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and finds herself in a race to prevent an interspecies war.
Read Kat Bittner's review of A Discovery of Witches from our March 2011 issue.