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July 1, 2012

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2)by Deborah Harkness
Hardcover, 592 pages
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Viking Adult
"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown"—the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.
Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.

Whenever I hear the names Diana and Matthew now I get a giggly. The first book was smart, complex, and fed my history nerd craving. Abet, the vampires and witches part weren't historically correct, but the technicalities don't matter. There's even a tour of Oxford. *sigh* Some day I'll go there and study. Some day! Stanford and Oxford here I come! 


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