I am so very excited about this. On July 10th, Viking Adult (Penguin) will be publishing SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness, the sequel to the bestselling A Discovery of Witches of last year. I have had the pleasure of reading A Discovery of Witches and absolutely adored and now have the privilege of reading SHADOW OF NIGHT, right now and love it to pieces. For those of you not familiar with this series and author here is a bit of information to get you caught up. Then at the end of this post there is a giveaway for a signed copy and more.


Synopsis:
SHADOW OF NIGHT picks up right where A Discovery of Witches left off. Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, a witch historian and vampire geneticist respectively, have timewalked to Elizabethan England on their hunt for a magical alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782—its sudden appearance and sudden disappearance have upended the delicately ordered world of magical creatures (witches, vampires, and daemons), threatening to unleash unprecedented metaphysical chaos.

Though Diana and Matthew have escaped the threats of the present, they soon find the past holds its own challenges—Diana must find a witch to continue her magical education, a task made difficult by a rash of witch hunts across the British Isles. And Matthew finds himself back in a life he thought he left behind, reuniting with friends and family that had long been reduced to memory, opening wounds he thought had healed. Some of those friends comprise the infamous School of Night, a coterie of visionaries that includes Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh. Together, Matthew and Diana must navigate the new dangers of an old century—bringing them closer and closer to solving the mystery of Ashmole 782.
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About the Author:
Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Her publications include works on the history of science, magic, and alchemy. Her most recent scholarly book is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She has received fellowships from the Fulbright Association, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. She is also a noted wine critic and blogger. A Discovery of Witches was her fiction debut. Learn more at Deborah's author website.

Giveaway

Giveaway for a finished (signed) copy of SHADOW OF NIGHT   and a set of specially designed Ashmole 782 temporary tattoos, 6 All Souls Trilogy-related buttons. Just look at the goodies below.

Contest ends, July 9, 2012. Midnight PST. Contest open internationally.

Fill out form HERE to win and good luck to everyone.

*Book will be signed at a local event, book and swag supplied by Viking adult, Penguin (thank you)

This is me with my lovely copy :)

47 comments on "GIVEAWAY and MORE: SHADOW OF NIGHT (signed) by Deborah Harkness"

Evie wrote: June 13, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway!


Eli Yanti wrote: June 13, 2012 at 7:14 AM

thank you for the giveaway :)


tlmfarmgirl wrote: June 13, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Thank you for hosting an INTERNATIONAL giveaway! Very excited to read SoN :)


cuzinit wrote: June 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win!


jen carbaugh wrote: June 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

This is wonderful! Thank you very much!


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Kira Anne wrote: June 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Those buttons are so perfect!


Kimberly wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM

I can't wait for the book to come out! Thanks for the giveaway chance!


KDS wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Great Great Give away!!
There is still no release date in Denmark:))
Pins and needles!!


Joanne wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Finally something for me to take part in !! (: This is so cool!

-- From Singapore


Margaret A wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Thanks for the great giveaway! Good luck everyone!!!


Jasmine Finks wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Thank you for the contest!!


Soraya Felix wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM

FInally. I'm very happy. Thanks.
Brasil


Penina wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Thank you....I've been waiting with baited breath for this next installment.


hotpotmama wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:46 AM

I loved A Discovery of Witches! Thank you so much for the contest!


Vanessa wrote: June 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Thanks for the giveaway. Loved Discovery of Witches so looking forward to reading Shadow of the Night.


Flora wrote: June 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM

OMG I am jumping up and down excited about this news. Oh please, please, please let me win!!!


Marissa Rodriguez wrote: June 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Very cool! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the great giveaway!! :)


martisima wrote: June 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I have posted it in my blog and my Facebook Wall. We are all eagerly waiting for the second book in this most amazing trilogy. Thanks!!!!!


Belinda wrote: June 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Thank you for this giveaway!
Nice blog!


Laura wrote: June 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Thank you. I was looking forward to seeing something like this :). I loved her book <3


scottnsheesh wrote: June 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM

What a fantastic giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers I win. :)


LilMissMolly wrote: June 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Love this book!


~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ wrote: June 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I have serious love for this book, I was sucked in and so very much enjoyed the slow build of Diana and Matthew!
I am looking forward to finding what is next for them in the past..
Thanks for the chance to win, Awesome contest.


Queenie Leenie wrote: June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Thank you for this giveaway. I read A Discovery of Witches when it was first published & can't wait to read book 2!


Between the Bind wrote: June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! DoW is simply amazing and I cannot WAIT until SoN!!!


chamundi wrote: June 13, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Eagerly anticipating Diana and Matthew's further adventures in this most fascinating era. A contest is icing on the cake!


JustAGirl wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Can't wait to read this book - thank you


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Thank you


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I am so excited to be reading it right now


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I totally understand. It was such a great book


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Thank you!!


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Me too!


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Good luck


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Thank you!!


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Good luck!!


The Ravenous Reader wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Thank you and good luck!!!


Connie wrote: June 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I shared this page on my Facebook page. :-)


Na wrote: June 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I can't wait for this book. A Discovery of Witches was such a great read.


Helen wrote: June 14, 2012 at 3:19 AM

very exciting ... thank you!


Nini wrote: June 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM

What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!


c5b4fbc4-b6ad-11e1-8d3d-000bcdcb2996 wrote: June 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I loved this book! Can't wait for the next!


Ricki Jill Treleaven wrote: June 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

What a fantastic giveaway! :D


readingdiva.com wrote: June 18, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I bought Discovery Of Witches after reading a review. I am looking forward to reading Shadow of Night. Thanks for the giveaway!

Maggie K.


Jessica Ring wrote: June 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Great giveaway! I am dying to read this!
JessRing84@gmail.com


CC Stanley wrote: June 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Thank you for the giveaway, I cannot wait for Shadow of Night, I have read A Discovery of Witches I kid you not at least 10 times - I adore Matthew and Diana!


Evie wrote: June 26, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hi Nancy!
Thank you so much for the wonderful contest! Your blog is so beautiful, I love stopping by! And you always have so much fun stuff going on :)
I loved A Discovery of Witches and would love a chance to read the second book now! Fingers crossed!


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