El Descubrimiento de las Brujas = A Discovery of Witches (Paperback)

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“I lost a good deal of sleep turning the pages of this tale of adventure, suspense, and romance. Ride along with this witch-in-denial and her guardian vampire prince as she struggles to reclaim her legacy and avoid the terrible fate visited earlier upon her family. The author did her homework and the history rings as true as the passion. I can't wait for the sequel!”
— Annie Leonard, The Next Chapter, Knoxville, IA

Description


En el corazon de la Biblioteca Bodleiana de Oxford, la apasionada historiadora Diana Bishop se topa en medio de sus investigaciones con el manuscrito identificado como Ashmole 782. Descendiente de un antiguo linaje de brujas, Diana intuye que el manuscrito esta relacionado de alguna manera con la magia, pero no quiere tener nada que ver con la brujeria. Y despues de tomar algunas notas sobre sus curiosos dibujos, lo devuelve sin perder mas tiempo a las estanterias. Lo que Diana no sabe es que se trata de un manuscrito alquimico que ha estado perdido durante siglos y cuyo descubrimiento ha desencadenado que hordas de daimones, vampiros y brujas salgan a la luz de las salas de lectura de la Biblioteca. Una de esas criaturas es Matthew Clairmont, un enigmatico genetista, amante del buen vino y vampiro milenario, cuya alianza con Diana se hara progresivamente mas intima y poco a poco surgira entre ambos una relacion que hara tambalear los tabues asentados desde hace tiempo en un mundo secreto y encantado. La teoria de la evolucion de Darwin no contemplo todos los seres que habitan la Tierra, pero Deborah Harkness lo ha hecho en esta emocionante e ingeniosa novela. Desde Oxford a Nueva York, y de aqui a Francia, la magia, la alquimia y la ciencia nos desvelan sus verdaderos vinculos en el libro definitivo sobre la brujeria y sus poderes. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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 humansand will certainly transform Diana's world as well.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616055134
ISBN-10: 1616055138
Publisher: Suma
Publication Date: March 30th, 2011
Pages: 790
Language: Spanish