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El descobriment de les bruixes

de Deborah Harkness

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Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.… (més)
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    Outlander de Diana Gabaldon (Usuari anònim, SunnySD)
    Usuari anònim: Both are epic fantasy novels...time travel, mystery, unlikely love interests.
  2. 204
    L'historiador de Elizabeth Kostova (clamairy)
    clamairy: Similar themes of magic and academia.
  3. 151
    The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane de Katherine Howe (bnbookgirl)
  4. 20
    El Laberint de Kate Mosse (DowntownLibrarian)
    DowntownLibrarian: If you enjoy learning some history along with your fantasy....
  5. 31
    Interred with Their Bones de Jennifer Lee Carrell (SunnySD)
    SunnySD: Scholarly heroines, mysterious goings on, and much time spent in libraries...
  6. 10
    The String Diaries de Stephen Lloyd Jones (debbiereads)
  7. 10
    The Invisible Library de Genevieve Cogman (tralliott)
  8. 10
    The Immortal City de Amy Kuivalainen (Dariah)
  9. 21
    City of Dark Magic de Magnus Flyte (thenothing)
    thenothing: alchemy, time travel, romance, mystery
  10. 10
    Overseas de Beatriz Williams (rlb0616)
    rlb0616: No witches or vampires, but it does have time travel. Also, there are many similarities between the two male leads.
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    This Is How You Lose the Time War de Amal El-Mohtar (lottpoet)
    lottpoet: intense fantastical love story
  12. 11
    A Hidden Fire de Elizabeth Hunter (Friederike.Geissler)
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    Sunshine de Robin McKinley (lottpoet)
    lottpoet: magic users, demons and vampires aren't supposed to mix; an intense magic user-vampire relationship under extreme pressure
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    La brúixola daurada de Philip Pullman (bookwyrmm)
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    Crepuscle (Primer llibre de la Saga Crepuscle) de Stephenie Meyer (happyhinsons)
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    Ghostwalk de Rebecca Stott (Mumugrrl)
    Mumugrrl: Not the same kind of feel as A Discovery of Witches, but it does involve Oxford, alchemy and the ghost of Isaac Newton.
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Bello e avvincente, un libro che conquista e affascina, scritto in maniera intelligente e con personaggi ben caratterizzati. Vampiri, streghe e demoni alla caccia del Libro delle Vita, l’Ahmole 782, che dovrebbe svelare i segreti della loro genesi.
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  Raffaella10 | Jan 28, 2023 |
Well, I can no longer say, "I don't do vampire novels." Fantastic characters and imaginative plot have pulled me right into this world. This isn't much of a review, but I will do better once I finish the trilogy. I am well and truly hooked, so now it's on to book 2!! ( )
  AuntieG0412 | Jan 23, 2023 |
This book started off fantastic and I was super excited about it, but then it dramatically went downhill when the love interest was introduced. The main character lost all agency, the violent, controlling man was romanticized, and the plot became less focused. I kept hoping the author would turn it around, especially when some of my exact complaints were spelled out, but it never happened. ( )
  bangerlm | Jan 18, 2023 |
While I had a hard time reading this at first, the characters begin to make their way into your imagination were they sit comfortably for the duration of the story. Like some other readers I thought it'd be more adventure than romance. There is enough of the former to make up for the latter in my mind. I will continue on with the next in this series. ( )
  bnbliss | Jan 9, 2023 |
This book felt like a big jumble of different genres mixed together, and I'm not really quite sure what to make of it. It also contained almost every supernatural being under the sun, but I didn't really get to know any of them, depsite going into laborious backstories of a few of the characters (a lot of which felt uneccesary). It also managed to turn witches, vamps and daemons into boring people.

The characters themselves felt somewhat ridiculous - my biggest gripe was probably with Matthew, I'm sorry, but in no way did he sound or seem like someone who had been around for 1500 years...
I felt his 'love' connection with Diana compeltely setup and forced, there really wasn't any sort of spark for me.

I also found this book extremely repetitive - it all seemed to be about reading books, eating and Yoga - the Yoga classes were the most ridiculous addition.

I pretty much sped my way through this just so I could finish, as someone who loves the whole witch, vamp, demon genre this left me cold - I almost felt like there really were no supernatural beings in here. ( )
  spiritedstardust | Dec 29, 2022 |
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"With books about fictional witches, it’s all too easy to fall back on tongue-in-cheek descriptors like “enchanting” or “spellbinding,” but both adjectives aptly describe the superbly entertaining saga Harkness has crafted. This is a riveting tale full of romance and danger that will have you on the edge of your seat, yet its chief strength lies in the wonderfully rich and ingenious mythology underlying the story. Entwining strands of science and history, Harkness creates a fresh explanation for how such creatures could arise that is so credible, you’ll have to keep reminding yourself this is fiction."
afegit per clamairy | editaBook Page, Stephenie Harrison (Mar 2, 2011)
 
As will be obvious by now, this is a very silly novel. Characters and relationships are stereotyped. The historical background is a total pudding. The prose is terrible. And yet, the ideas have just enough suction, somehow, to present an undemanding reader with some nice frissons. I liked, for example, the way Diana tries to sublimate her magic powers in running and rowing and doing yoga – at a mixed vampire-witch-daemonic yoga class, participants struggle not to levitate during their vinyasas. And I liked the way Matthew and Diana smell to each other like Jo Malone candles: Diana is "horehound, frankincense, lady's mantle", Matthew is "cinnamon and clove".
 
"a thoroughly grown-up novel packed with gorgeous historical detail...Harkness writes with thrilling gusto about the magical world. Whether she's describing a yoga class for witches, daemons, and vampires or Diana's benignly haunted house, it's a treat to suspend disbelief. ... As the mysteries started to unravel, the pages turned faster, almost as if on their own. By the most satisfying end, Harkness had made me a believer.
 
"a romantic, erudite, and suspenseful first novel by Deborah Harkness. The first in a planned trilogy, it sets up blood drinkers and spell weavers as enemies for eternity in a feud as old as the Crusades; the duo confront social disapproval and intolerance as they elude evildoers and puzzle out enigmas throughout history. ...Harkness attends to every scholarly and emotional detail with whimsy, sensuality, and humor.
 
The protagonist is a witch. Her beau is a vampire. If you accept the argument that we’ve seen entirely too many of both kinds of characters in contemporary fiction, then you’re not alone. Yet, though Harkness seems to be arriving very late to a party that one hopes will soon break up, her debut novel has its merits; she writes well, for one thing, and, as a historian at the University of Southern California, she has a scholarly bent that plays out effectively here.
afegit per Shortride | editaKirkus Reviews (Dec 15, 2010)
 

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Harkness, Deborahautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Bützow, HeleneTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Belanger, FrancescaDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Goretsky, TalDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ikeda, JenniferNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.

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