Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night

By Deborah Harkness

  • Release Date: 2012-07-10
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 4,404 Ratings


The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches is as “enchanting, engrossing, and as impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald)
J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has done with books one and two of her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduced reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
            Harkness’s much-anticipated sequel, Shadow of Night, picks up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending. Diana and Matthew time-travel to Elizabethan London and are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana searches for a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.


  • 1/2021

    By 2/2021
    Good better than TV show
  • Boring

    By Indiekixx
    This book is awful. It's ridiculously boring. I have tried to will myself to push through the novel in hopes that it will eventually improve but I'm halfway through and there seems to be no intention by the author to return to any of the original elements that readers enjoyed in the first novel. I'm giving up on the series.... Such a shame.
  • Love it!

    By ValBax13
    FLIPPIN love this magical historical fiction that captures the reader’s imagination and brings him through time and a romantic action-filled mystery and adventure. I have re-read this book about four times already. I LOVE IT !!!
  • Loveee it

    By pencal413
    After watching the first book on Sundance as a tv show I HAD to read the book. I’m ecstatic for the second novel to be on television next year! This isn’t comparable to twilight because it’s completely different and in such an amazing way, I won’t give away anything that happens but PLEASE read the series, I’m on the 3rd book now. ENJOY!
  • Review: All Souls Trilogy 2: Shadow of Night

    By LisaHines711
    Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness is the second book in her All Souls Trilogy . The sensationally magical story of an American witch with no desire for her powers and the centuries old vampire that irrevocably changes her life. Diana Bishop is a witch with limited skill and prefers to think of herself as the scholar she is. In this continuation of their story, Diana and Matthew embark on a perilous journey through time to locate the highly coveted, most sought-after, and elusive tome that Diana has touched once, in the Bodleian at Oxford, and now believes holds all the answers to the questions of origins and magic. The powerful and descriptive writing truly immerses the reader into 17th century London and all the perils that a modern woman might face in the misogynistic world where men rule and women follow. A trip to France provides even more light into Matthews past and cements a bond that no one ever anticipated forging. Addictive! This series is quite possibly as addictive as Matthew's attraction to Diana! Now also a wonderful TV series on Sundance Channel, I was blown away with how entranced I was with these characters. The main characters, the secondary characters, the world-building. Definitely one of my best reads of 2019! Enjoy!
  • All souls

    By grackle7
    I was up late at night reading this. Such a good story line
  • Not nearly as good as DoW

    By hellyajessica
    This book starts slow and then bores you to death. Halfway through the book it improves a little, but the end is where all the action is. Tons of boring conversations between and about Elizabethan philosophers and playwrights. A lot of sitting around and waiting. I loved the first books so much I pushed through so I could get to the third.
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  • Amazing amazing !!

    By Alexa Le Li Lay
    I love this book serious, steamy romance gripping violence and detailed magic <3
  • Shadow of Night

    By Sodebonair
    Exceptional. A perfect blend of what you need.