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Deborah Harkness

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Deborah Harkness was born in 1965. She received a B. A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1986, a M. A. from Northwestern University in 1990, and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Davis in 1994. She is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Harkness is a vis mere well-regarded historian of science and medicine, specializing in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. Her first novel, A Discovery of Witches, was published in 2011. She is the author of the All Souls Trilogy. In 2006, she began a wine blog entitled, Good Wine Under $20. It provides an online record of her search for the best, most affordable wines. She made The New York Times Bestseller List with The Book of Life and Shadow of Night. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Deborah Harkness

Heksenat (2011) 11,429 eksemplarer
Shadow of Night (2012) 5,790 eksemplarer
The Book of Life (2014) 4,421 eksemplarer
Time's Convert (2018) 1,497 eksemplarer
The All Souls Trilogy (2014) 411 eksemplarer
A Discovery of Witches: Series 1 (2019) 27 eksemplarer
A Discovery of Witches: Series 2 (2021) — Executive Producer — 19 eksemplarer
The Blackbird Oracle (2024) 13 eksemplarer
A Discovery of Witches Vol. 2 of 2 (2011) 13 eksemplarer
A Discovery of Witches Vol. 1 of 2 (2011) 12 eksemplarer
A Discovery of Witches: Series 3 (2022) — Executive Producer — 8 eksemplarer

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The Voynich Manuscript (2016) — Introduktion — 332 eksemplarer

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Loved it. Can't wait to start on the second book.
JMed84 | 726 andre anmeldelser | Apr 22, 2024 |
I never think there's much to say with second or third books because I never want to give anything away.

Book one ends with Diana and Matthew leaving modern day behind and traveling to 1590 with the goal of finding witches to help Diana learn her powers, but the plan doesn't go smoothly. Matthew and Diana get caught up in living. They spend a lot of time talking to people and meeting up with famous people in history: Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth, Doctor Dee, Marlowe, and William Shakespeare is mentioned. Those are merely a few of the people. I kept wanting them to focus on their goals, but they were living their lives. Matthew has to take on the job he had at this time in history, as the Matthew of this time period disappears because they can't both be in the same place. This problem is never really explained. Where does he go? Does he know? Matthew leads a complicated life as a spy and a member of the Conference (the group that makes decisions for the demons, vampires, and witches--can't recall the actual name). Eventually, Diana actually meets some witches that can train her, but these are very short scenes. How Diana will be this amazing witch with so little training is beyond me. Matthew and Diana get married, they meet family that vows to protect Diana, they meet the vampire who rules London, they get closer to each other emotionally, they take care of two stray children, and they journey about a lot. You see a lot of this time period as they look for Ashmole 782.

Overall, it was fine. They're moving about with lots of characters you wonder how it will all flesh out in the end. There are some chapters in the modern period that only show that Matthew and Diana are changing the past. It ends with their return.
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acargile | 277 andre anmeldelser | Apr 14, 2024 |
This book was recommended to me by a parent of a student many years ago. I've had it on a list all of this time and finally listened to it.

The book was not what I was expecting. It's very scientific with history wrapped within. I don't feel the chemistry between the two characters, but that's not bothering me. Perhaps it's because I'm listening instead of reading? Nonetheless, I listened intently until finishing and very much look forward to listening to the second book.

As an English teacher, I enjoy the use of the Bishop family after having taught The Crucial so many times. I also like that vampires can be out in the sun and have families--those they've turned. I like that the demons, vampires, and witches are all coming together and forming their own family. I like that the vampires are not evil--although they are definitely capable of violence.… (mere)
acargile | 726 andre anmeldelser | Apr 6, 2024 |
Re-Read January 2021: I give another star to this book (originally rated 3 stars, now 4 stars).
I did not appreciate how well-written this book is upon first read. I studied history so I suppose the main character's profession interests me (she studied the History of Science) which makes the book all the more enjoyable.

If you enjoy slow-burn paranormal romance fantasy some fun historical fiction you'll enjoy this read. Maybe later in the year I will re-read books 2 & 3 :)
s_carr | 726 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2024 |



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