Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Reviewed by Cassandra, Librarian at Mary Jacobs Library
Shadow of Night starts exactly where Discovery of Witches ends. We travel to Elizabethan England with Diana and Matthew as they search for Ashmole 782 and for a witch to teach Diana how to use her powers. Along the way we meet amazing historical figures, travel through several countries and encounter amazingly well developed secondary characters. If you can get past the first 150 pages then this book is worth the major time investment of digging through 600 pages of story. I found Diana to be very annoying in the first part of the book but as she meets people who can help her and they continue their quest the story really takes off. I enjoyed many of the plot twists and the discoveries made along the way. This second installment in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy should satisfy excited fans.
An e-galley was provided by the publisher. This book comes out in July so place your holds now.