Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches
By: Deborah Harkness
Published by: Viking Adult
Publication date: February 8, 2011
592 pages

I'm VERY excited for this one!!!

From the author's website....

When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.

For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.

Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.

Visit the author's website here

She put a lot of research into this one, if you go to the book's page on Amazon you can read about many of the books that inspired A Discovery of Witches.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine


Khadija said...

I'm with you, i've really been looking forward to this one too. Great pick! :)

Juju at Tales of said...

This sounds REALLY good and I really like the cover :) Fine choice darling! ;)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Okay, now this sounds like SUCH an amazing book. I love the element of history to it. Must. Read. :)

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I'm excited for this one too. Sounds quite fascinating!