By Deborah Harkness
In a gleaming debut, A Discovery of Witches grew to become the "it" e-book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the highlight and provoking enthusiasts worldwide. 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 along with her best 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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Oh, God! " "You have been terrified. But tell us distinctly what has happened? " She trembled so violently that Mr. Marchdale recommended that some stimulant should be give to her, and she was persuaded, although not without considerable difficulty, to swallow a small portion of some wine from a cup. There could be no doubt but that the stimulating effect of the wine was beneficial, for a slight accession of colour visited her cheeks, and she spoke in a firmer tone as she said, −− "Do not leave me.
21−− THE Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood "It is the very man himself," said Mr. Marchdale. " "Indeed. " "Ninety years. " "No, no. " "To say something to you all. But not here −− not here. We will hold a consultation on this matter to−morrow. " "The daylight is coming quickly on," said Henry; "I shall keep my sacred promise of not moving from this room until Flora awakens; but there can be no occasion for the detention of any of you. One is sufficient here. " "I will fetch you my powder−flask and bullets," said Mr.
The door was opened by Mrs. Bannerworth, who said, −− "It is only me, my dear. Henry, here is Dr. " Chapter IV. THE MORNING. −− THE CONSULTATION. −− THE FEARFUL SUGGESTION. 33 Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood Henry turned to Flora, saying, −− "You will see him, dear Flora? You know Mr. " "Shew Mr. Chillingworth up," said Henry to the servant. In a few moments the medical man was in the room, and he at once approached the bedside to speak to Flora, upon whose pale countenance he looked with evident interest, while at the same time it seemed mingled with a painful feeling −− at least so his own face indicated.
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) by Deborah Harkness