Shadow of Night

  • Type: Books
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780670023486
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A fabulous follow-up to the 2010 bestseller “A Discovery of Witches”!

In a world where the species should not mix, a Professor of History (and an untrained but powerful Witch) has fallen in love with a Vampire from an old and dangerous line. In this second part of their story Diana and Matthew travel back to Elizabethan England in the hope of finding someone to teach her how to use her magic. The historical detail is fascinating as much for the reader as for Diana, who sometimes reels at her mate’s high placed friends. The play on noted historical figures is fun and fascinating—Christopher Marlowe is a slightly mad Daemon, jealous of Diana. Sir Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth I, and John Dee all make appearances. Through it all Diana and Matthew walk a tenuous line in a period when witch hunts are becoming more prevalent. This is a fabulous follow-up to the 2010 bestseller A Discovery of Witches (staff pick)and I can’t wait for the last book in the trilogy!

Fans of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (staff pick), Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus (staff pick) or James Treadwell’s debut Advent (staff pick) should give this series a try.