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The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life (All Souls Series)

The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life (All Souls Series)

Current price: $42.00
Publication Date: May 8th, 2018
Publisher:
Viking
ISBN:
9780735220744
Pages:
496
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Description

From the author of The Black Bird Oracle comes a fully illustrated guide to the #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls series—“an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy” (People).

Look for the hit series “A Discovery of Witches,” now streaming on AMC+, Sundance Now, and Shudder!

A world of witches, vampires, and daemons.
A manuscript that holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future.
Diana and Matthew—the forbidden love at the heart of the adventure.

In The World of All Souls, Deborah Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy—all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.

About the Author

Deborah Harkness is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls series, which includes A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life, Time's Convert, and The Black Bird Oracle. A history professor at the University of Southern California, Harkness has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships. She lives in Los Angeles.

Praise for The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life (All Souls Series)

Praise for Deborah Harkness and the All Souls Trilogy
 
“Packed with gorgeous historical detail and a gutsy, brainy heroine to match . . . Harkness writes with thrilling gusto about the magical world.” —Entertainment Weekly
 
“Wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter or Twilight . . . An irresistible tale of wizardry, science, and forbidden love.” —People
 
“Romantic, erudite, and suspenseful . . . Harkness attends to every scholarly and emotional detail with whimsy, sensuality, and humor.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“Enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down.” —Miami Herald
 
“Completely bewitching . . . Harkness works her own form of literary alchemy by deftly blending fantasy, romance, history, and horror.” —Chicago Tribune
 
“A big supernatural canvas . . . ranging across history and zeroing in on DNA, human and otherworldly. Age-old tensions between science and magic and between evolution and alchemy erupt as Diana seeks to unlock the secrets of Ashmole 782.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“The charm in Deborah Harkness’s wildly successful All Souls trilogy lies not merely in the spells that its creature characters cast, but in the adroit way she has insinuated her world of daemons, witches, and vampires into ours. . . . Harkness casts her own indelible spell of enchantment, heartbreak, and resilience.” —The Boston Globe
 
“Deborah Harkness takes us places we’ve never been before. . . . Lucky for us.” —USA Today
 
“A stirring, poignant saga.” —Us Weekly