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.
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.
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 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.
|This is me with my lovely copy :)|