By Deborah Harkness
In a glowing debut, A Discovery of Witches turned the "it" ebook of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the highlight and provoking fanatics all over the world. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender student and the descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates together with her major guy, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival these of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she or he provides a scholar's intensity to this riveting tale of magic and suspense.
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Well, that doesn’t matter,” I said. ” She shook her head. “No. ” “No,” she said, shivering. “Those sorts of things frighten me. ” I asked. ” I said huffily. ” She laughed and kissed my forehead. ” I grumbled, wiping my forehead with my hand. ” She smiled. “But imagine you had two heads or four arms, and somebody stuck you on display for people to make fun of. ” “No,” I said, shuffling my feet. ” she asked. ” “No,” I said. ” I shouted. It’s really annoying when parents don’t listen. “Okay, Mister Grumpy,” she said.
Tall said. ” I asked. He laughed. ” That made me mad and I forgot for a moment how afraid I was. “All right,” I snapped, stepping forward, surprising Steve. “If that’s the way it is …” I walked forward quickly and pushed past the curtains. I don’t know what those curtains were made of, but they felt like spiderwebs. I stopped once I passed them. I was in a short corridor and another pair of curtains were draped across the walls a few yards in front. There was a sound behind and then Steve was by my side.
Their names? Steve Leonard, Tommy Jones, Alan Morris, and me, Darren Shan. “It’s not fair,” Alan moaned. “Who ever heard of a circus only letting you buy two tickets? ” We all agreed with him, but there was nothing we could do about it but stand around kicking the ground with our feet, looking bummed out. Finally, Alan asked the question that was on everybody’s mind. ” We looked at each other and shook our heads uncertainly. “Well, Steve has to get one,” I said. ” “Agreed,” Tommy said. “Agreed,” Alan said.