A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) by Deborah Harkness

By Deborah Harkness

Book one of many New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a splendidly imaginitive grown-up myth with all of the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)

Deborah Harkness's gleaming debut, A Discovery of Witches, has introduced her into the highlight and galvanized fanatics around the globe. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender student and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates along with her best guy, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

Harkness has created a universe to rival these of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and he or she provides a scholar's intensity to this riveting story of magic and suspense. the tale keeps in ebook , Shadow of Night, and concludes with The booklet of Life, coming from Viking in July 2014.

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Unable to find an acceptable alternative, they moved in with Bob's parents, which they considered marginally preferable to living with the notoriously self-righteous lawyer. Bob had no money, no job, and a wife to whose father he owed $8,500. It took him seven years to repay the full amount. Not all was gloom, however. 50 a week—the same as he'd been paid for sharpening circular saw blades. The couple moved to Cleveland, where before long Bob was promoted to director of programs and became a full-fledged script writer.

To make matters even more discouraging, while Bob was still in hospital his father had the difficult task of informing him that he had flunked out of college, having failed to obtain at least a C-plus to be able to continue. ” Rejection from college meant that he was thrust out into the world of work, except that in Columbus, as in so many other cities throughout the United States in the Depression years, there was no work to be had—or rather, no work 55 that young Monroe wanted to put his hand to.

Intent on keeping his independence, he sought work in town having just ten dollars, a gift from his mother, in his pocket. He soon found a job with a company manufacturing blades for circular saws. 50 a week. As college fees were only fifty dollars a quarter this proved a good deal. The manager, impressed by his skill, put him on piecework, which enabled him to attend classes during the day and also to earn still more. He would begin work at five in the afternoon, complete his quota, find something to eat, and be back home in bed soon after midnight.

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