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A discovery of witches

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A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.
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Full title discovery of witches
Author harkness deborah e
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subject_facet Alchemy -- Manuscripts -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Bodleian Library -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, American, Large type books, Love stories, Love stories, American, Science and magic -- Fiction, Vampires -- Fiction, Witches -- Fiction
title_display A discovery of witches
title_full A discovery of witches / Deborah Harkness, A discovery of witches [electronic resource] / Deborah Harkness, A discovery of witches [sound recording] / Deborah Harkness, A discovery of witches [text (large print)] / by Deborah Harkness
title_short A discovery of witches
topic_facet Alchemy, Audiobooks, Fantasy fiction, American, Large type books, Love stories, American, Manuscripts, Science and magic, Vampires, Witches