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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Series) (edició 2011)

de Deborah Harkness (Autor)

Sèrie: All Souls (1)

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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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Títol:A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Series)
Autors:Deborah Harkness (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Books (2011), Edition: 1st, 579 pages
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I very much enjoyed this book. It was a little slow going at first, but was well worth working past that.

I'm not sure how I feel about Matthew. On the surface he's a handsome, perfect leading man. Bit he does have a dark side, and I worry about Diana forgetting about that, or dismissing it too easily. However, I have to say that the author does a good job of trying to remind Diana that Matthew isn't perfect.

I loved the Bishop house. Having a house be a real character in a book was terrific.

I'm very glad that I have the second book waiting on my Kindle. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
I couldn't get past the first chapter, where Michaelmas term at Oxford was instead called "fall term", and a male witch was alternately called a wizard.
  lisahistory | Mar 26, 2021 |
Intricate, intriguing mystery. Can't wait to read the next. ( )
  TaraF | Mar 16, 2021 |
When I wasn't yelling at the characters, it was pretty decent. Just... I expect skills demonstrated early on to be used later. "You solved it! Yay! You... you're ignoring what you said you... ARGH." ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
All I can say is I love this first book of the All Souls series. I travelled into a different world where the interaction of witches, wizards, vampires, demons and humans is possible. It is in my library now and I will reach out for it every time I want to travel again.

Thank you for making this book possible and available for passionate readers of fantasy books Deborah H. ( )
  AneG81 | Feb 17, 2021 |
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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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Bützow, HeleneTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Goretsky, TalDissenyador de la cobertaautor 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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