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A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

Title: A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
Author: Deborah E. Harkness
Year First Published: 2011
Page Count: 592
Synopsis: An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...

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There are frequent, fairly descriptive sex scenes- but not in over-the-top detail. Easy to skip.
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Focus Witches/Sorcerers Setting Earth Based
Focus Vampires Time Period Historical
Main Character Adult Time Period Contemporary
Readability Moderate Time Period Time Travel

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