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A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.
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A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jennifer Ikeda

Length:

24h


Chapters

Free Sample

07:35

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

50:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

38:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

36:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

40:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

42:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

36:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

35:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

37:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

41:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

45:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

30:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

39:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

38:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

35:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:35