August 2014 Indie Next List
“It's finally here, the book all Harkness' fans have been waiting for! Matthew and Diana have returned to the future and things have changed, as have they. Surprising twists and turns make this a delightful conclusion to the All Souls trilogy. While Harkness ties up loose ends, her complex characters leave enough room for her to return to this world should she wish to. With history, genetics, and morality all playing out, this is the very best in escapist fantasy for all readers!”
— Marika McCoola, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
The highly anticipated finale to the #1 "New York Times" bestselling trilogy that began with "A Discovery of Witches"
After traveling through time in "Shadow of Night, "the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from "A Discovery of Witches" with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions and translations, "A Discovery of Witches "and "Shadow of Night "have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness's legion of fans, "The Book of Life "brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.
About the Author
Deborah Harkness est professeur d'histoire a l'Universite de Californie du sud. Specialiste de l'histoire des sciences et de la magie en Europe duXVIe au XVIIIe siecle, elle a publie deux essais tres remarques avant de se lancer dans l'ecriture de romans. "Le Noeud de la sorciere" clot magistralement la serie initiee avec "Le Livre perdu des sortileges", best-seller international salue par la critique.
Jennifer Ikeda is a two-time Audie Award winner who has narrated dozens of audiobooks. She has appeared in numerous TV and film roles, On- and Off-Broadway in both classical and contemporary plays, and as a narrator for NPR's Selected Shorts.