The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald).
Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.
J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her
New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy.
A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as
Picking up from
A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending,
Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they 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 seeks out 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.
"A great spell, the one that can enchant a reader and make a 600-page book fly through her fingertips, is cast." -Entertainment Weekly
"Fans of Harkness's 2011 debut A Discovery of Witches will be delighted. . . . She delivers enough romance and excitement to keep the pages turning. Readers will devour it." -People
"Deborah Harkness takes us places we've never been before. . . . Shadow ends as Discovery did with promises of more to come. Lucky for us." -USA Today
"Rich, period fun, particularly delightful in its witty characterizations of historical immortals . . . Shadow ramps up the supernatural suspense." -New York Daily News
"Harkness exudes her own style of magic in making the world of late 16th century England come alive. . . . If you've already read and enjoyed A Discovery of Witches, picking up Shadow of Night is an absolute requirement. Otherwise, pick up both, and consider your summer reading list complete." -Miami Herald
Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California.
A Discovery of Witches was her fiction debut. She lives in Los Angeles.