Monday, April 9, 2012
A Discovery of Witches
All Souls Trilogy #1: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Unabridged Audiobook read by Jennifer Ikeda
I thought this one was a slow started, but once it got going, it was a very good listen. I've received an Advanced Readers Copy of the 2nd book in the trilogy. I usually like to continue listening when I've began a series in audio, but since I have the 2nd book in print, then I'll give it a try.
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.