Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (43): The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3)
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Viking Adult
Release Date: July 15, 2014

The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches.

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

This is one of the best researched and best written mismash of paranormal, time traveling and historical fiction. I really liked the first two, and I tend to not enjoy time traveling books. I might need to re-read/re-listen to the second one because I don't remember that much of the details, and this is a detail driven series. All of these amazing trilogy endings this year are both great and bittersweet. But, yet again, I know where my Audible credits will be going. :)

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Interesting pick. New to me but I like the sound of it, and the cover is alluring.

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  2. Still need to start this series. It's somewhere in my TBR :)
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  3. This sounds awesome :) I love the combination of science and what would be considered fantasy/paranormal that seems to be in the book.

    My WoW


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