On July 10th SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness, the sequel to the bestselling A Discovery of Witches, is being released. To celebrate today I have a giveaway.
But first let me tell you about the books.
I am so excited about Shadow of Night. After reading the first book I didn't want it to end and I have been waiting for this one for months.
The first, A Discovery of Witches, was an engrossing blend of magic, history, and science with a dash of mystery and a lot of romance. Wow, what a combo- and it works. I have Shadow of Night on the top of my review stack, it's the next book on my list and I'm trying so hard to get done with the book I'm on so I can get to it :-)
SHADOW OF NIGHT picks up right where A Discovery of Witches left off. Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, a witch historian and vampire geneticist respectively, have timewalked to Elizabethan England on their hunt for a magical alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782—its sudden appearance and sudden disappearance have upended the delicately ordered world of magical creatures (witches, vampires, and daemons), threatening to unleash unprecedented metaphysical chaos.
Though Diana and Matthew have escaped the threats of the present, they soon find the past holds its own challenges—Diana must find a witch to continue her magical education, a task made difficult by a rash of witch hunts across the British Isles. And Matthew finds himself back in a life he thought he left behind, reuniting with friends and family that had long been reduced to memory, opening wounds he thought had healed. Some of those friends comprise the infamous School of Night, a coterie of visionaries that includes Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh. Together, Matthew and Diana must navigate the new dangers of an old century—bringing them closer and closer to solving the mystery of Ashmole 782.
Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Her publications include works on the history of science, magic, and alchemy. Her most recent scholarly book is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She has received fellowships from the Fulbright Association, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. She is also a noted wine critic and blogger. A Discovery of Witches was her fiction debut. Learn more at Deborah's author website.For chances to win goodies be sure to check out Deborah’s Facebook page, Viking is hosting a contest open through July 6th, four winners will be selected to receive an advance copy of SHADOW OF NIGHT signed by Deborah and sample bottles of two perfumes specially selected to represent the scents of Matthew and Diana. To enter, click on this link to the contest page!
Here at Fang-tastic Books we're giving away a copy of Shadow of Night along with an "Ashmole 782" temporary tattoo and a set of buttons, to enter fill out the form below:a Rafflecopter giveaway