Friday, November 30

Shadow of Night

I don't read a lot of fiction these days. There's too much to learn and do in real life. But I have been waiting for Deborah Harkness's Shadow of Night since last year, and have had the audio book requested from the library since they bought it. It finally came in right before Thanksgiving, and I was able to listen to it while on the road for my holiday travels.

Seriously, people. I cried. It was that good.

If you have not read the first book in this series, A Discovery of Witches, do yourself a favor and get it from your library asap. This series is flawlessly crafted; a historical scholar, Ms. Harkness does not rehash the standard cliches and story lines of witches and vampires but sculpts a completely different world for them. Her ability to weave together a complicated and engaging tapestry of plots and sub plots is on par with Tolkien and Goodkind.

Be forewarned though - the next book in the series isn't out yet. So after you've indulged in the awesomeness of DoW and SoN, you'll be stuck in same place I am... that purgatory of waiting for the next amazing instalment in your new favorite series. I don't know whether to say you're welcome or I'm sorry!

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