Shadow of night by Deborah Harkness

     Review by:  Lisa

Title:  Shadow of night

Author:  Deborah Harkness

Collection:  Adult Fiction


A follow-up to the best-selling A Discovery of Witches finds Oxford scholar and reluctant witch Diana and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in Elizabethan London, where Diana seeks a magical tutor and Matthew confronts elements from his past at the same time the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Shadow of Night picks up where Discovery of Witches leaves off. She’s a witch and he’s a vampire.  They are really not supposed to be together, but they are.   Diana and Matthew have time traveled back to Elizabethan England, where they hope to find a teacher for Diana, whose recently discovered her heritage as a witch, long-suppressed by the protective work of her parents who were murdered when she was a child.  In the meantime, Matthew has been to Elizabethan England before, during his long existence, and encounters friends such as Walter Raleigh and Christopher Marlowe once again.  Readers who liked Discovery of Witches will enjoy the sequel.

One Response to Shadow of night by Deborah Harkness

  1. Pingback: Add vampires and bake at 350 degrees for about 500 pages – “A Discovery of Witches” and “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness « Reading Through the BS

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