Download e-book for kindle: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) by Deborah Harkness

By Deborah Harkness

ISBN-10: 1101475692

ISBN-13: 9781101475690

Book one of many New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a splendidly creative grown-up myth with the entire magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)

Deborah Harkness's gleaming debut, A Discovery of Witches, has introduced her into the highlight and galvanized lovers world wide. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender pupil and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates along with her prime 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 story of magic and suspense. the tale maintains in e-book , Shadow of Night, and concludes with The ebook of Life, coming from Viking in July 2014.

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Among the flood of mail was an old-time-feeling but intriguing letter about a thirteen-year-old girl from Jonesville, Louisiana, named Alice Bell Kirby. Alice had special talents, the writer claimed, like levitation. ” Without so much as a quickening of her heartbeat, Alice could raise a large dining room table with two men sitting on it who together weighed four hundred pounds. She just touched it with her fingertips, “and asks it to do what she wishes,” which sometimes was to rise and sway with whatever music was playing.

In an academic journal the Rhines’ allegations seem jarring and out of place—it reads like gossip and is far from the sober, scientific tone of the rest of the report. Still, this was J. B. Rhine’s first salvo in a lifelong battle to bring the paranormal out from the darkness of the sexually infused parlor and into the bright and unemotional light of the laboratory— and he pulled no punches. Things were never the same after that for Mina. Later, in 1939, what Mina had feared the most happened: Her husband died and she was alone.

U N B E L I E V A B L E / 29 It was not a field to be entered into lightly. Scientists of the caliber and reputation of Thomas Edison, an American icon of progress and invention, had to confront disdain when looking at life after death. When his idea for a machine for communicating with the dead was published in Scientific American on October 30, 1920, the editors were so concerned for their own reputations they felt they had to explain themselves at the beginning of the piece in a sidebar that was outlined twice for emphasis.

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