Shadow of Night

Shadow of Night

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont are two otherworldly beings who found themselves at the center of a battle over a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Drawn to each other despite long-standing taboos, and in pursuit of Diana's spellbound powers, the two now embark upon a timewalking journey. They plunge into Elizabethan London, a world of spies and subterfuge and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night. The mission is to locate a witch to tutor Diana and to find traces of Ashmole 782, but as the net of Matthew's past tightens around them, they embark on a very different journey, one which takes them into the heart of the fifteen-hundred-year-old vampire's shadowed history and secrets. For Matthew Clairmont, time travel is no simple matter; nor is Diana's search for the key to understanding her legacy.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2012
ISBN: 9781611760705
1611760704
Characteristics: 20 sound discs (24 1/2 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Ikeda, Jennifer
Alternative Title: Shadow of night : a novel

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kaca49
Sep 15, 2017

Wonderful book. The material was well researched and added an element of reality to everything. Hard to put down

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trumbach2007
Jul 15, 2014

Written by a professor of the history of science ABOUT a prof. of the history of science, it comes as no surprise that Deborah Harkness includes actual historical figures in a time-travelling scenario. If you study Elizabeth I or John Dee or any of the others mentioned, you'll find how richly she has portrayed them. In addition, the Shadow of Night fleshes out the characters of the main protagonists, Matthew & Diane, to make their actions & emotions more understandable and relate-able. As the 2nd book in an historical fiction trilogy, it was bound to cause some to be less entertained, but this author does what she does with intention, so the loose threads of SON should be tied up in book 3. Love this trilogy!

JCLMelodyMK Jul 08, 2013

enjoyed this book as much as the first, but it is a little more graphic in the copulation parts after Mathew and Diana get married. I am ready to read the 3rd one also.

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ladyaliceofoz
Oct 03, 2012

OMG!! What a great book!! Can't wait for the conclusion to the trilogy!!
I love how the author assumes that you've read the first book... and doesn't waste your time going back over the events that happened prior to this book.

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Kirb
Sep 30, 2012

Great 2nd book ... can't wait for the 3rd!

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Jan 23, 2014

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