A Discovery of Witches

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Synopsis of A Discovery of Witches

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.

Synopsis of A Discovery of Witches taken from Amazon

Review of A Discovery of Witches

Quite light, I don’t know if it’s youth literature or for “young adults,” as it’s called now, but it has some elements of Harry Potter, the Twilight Saga and Vampire Chronicles (by Anne Rice, not the TV show).

I also don’t know if it’s the first in a saga, but the ending hints at it unless the author didn’t know how to solve the plot.

The protagonist spends most of her time exhausted and sleeping but, otherwise, the novel is entertaining.


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Series:  All Souls Trilogy; 1

Publisher: Penguin Books
Year 2011

Language: English
Format: eBook

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