By Deborah Harkness
Book one of many New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a splendidly ingenious grown-up fable with the entire magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)
Deborah Harkness's gleaming debut, A Discovery of Witches, has introduced her into the highlight and galvanized lovers around the globe. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender pupil 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 together with her top guy, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Harkness has created a universe to rival these of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she or he provides a scholar's intensity to this riveting story of magic and suspense. the tale keeps in publication , Shadow of Night, and concludes with The publication of Life, coming from Viking in July 2014.
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The suggestion of a tongue sliding across the roof of a mouth. He almost saw the mouth. A mouth f lecked with blood, the victim of some trauma. An act of violence that made speaking all but impossible. He held his breath and sent out calming, soothing thoughts, hoping to ease the being who owned this injured mouth. Ease its mind and help it speak. At first, he sent this request out as a feeling, just an amorphous suggestion. But his desire to hear more coalesced into words. Not spoken, but as real as if they had been.
Joaquin’s skin prickled as he waited for the first word. The seconds ticked by. Tick . . tick . . tick . . The moment expanded. The cloud of “now” hovered around Joaquin, embracing him with its large maternal hands. Thoughts of destiny and the buried mists of his painful past rose slowly to the surface, as he waited for a word. He closed his eyes willing himself deeper into the communion, deeper into this new world. Images f lashed through his mind: faces contorted in pain, burned f lesh, walls splashed with blood.
He looked battered and bruised. His eyes f lickered open and closed. The boy seemed to be struggling for consciousness. Two paramedics got in and the ambulance took off, sirens wailing. Gabriel stared at the boy. He wondered if he looked as bad. The paramedics were working around him, putting some kind of needle in his arm. But it all seemed far away, as did his pain. He felt like he had a broken leg, but it was information from outside, like a telegram he’d received from a far-off land. The boy next to him began to hum as if his life depended upon it.