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Deborah Harkness

Autor(a) de A Discovery of Witches

23+ Works 24,981 Membros 1,200 Críticas 70 Favorited

About the Author

Deborah Harkness was born in 1965. She received a B. A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1986, a M. A. from Northwestern University in 1990, and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Davis in 1994. She is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Harkness is a mostrar mais well-regarded historian of science and medicine, specializing in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. Her first novel, A Discovery of Witches, was published in 2011. She is the author of the All Souls Trilogy. In 2006, she began a wine blog entitled, Good Wine Under $20. It provides an online record of her search for the best, most affordable wines. She made The New York Times Bestseller List with The Book of Life and Shadow of Night. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Harkness at the 2018 U.S. National Book Festival By Fuzheado - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72310946


Obras por Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches (2011) 11,705 exemplares, 724 críticas
Shadow of Night (2012) 5,930 exemplares, 277 críticas
The Book of Life (2014) 4,522 exemplares, 163 críticas
Time's Convert (2018) 1,566 exemplares, 26 críticas
The All Souls Trilogy (2014) 423 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Blackbird Oracle (2024) 38 exemplares
A Discovery of Witches: Series 1 (2019) 27 exemplares
A Discovery of Witches: Series 2 (2021) — Executive Producer — 19 exemplares
A Discovery of Witches: Series 3 (2022) — Executive Producer — 9 exemplares

Associated Works

The Voynich Manuscript (2015) — Introdução — 414 exemplares, 4 críticas


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2.5 stars. There was way too much trying to happen here, and I don't think many of the threads were successfully pulled together in the end. This was the only book in the series I've read, which was my mistake. I didn't realize this was a series until I was too far into the book to quit. I think the characters were really promising, and the lore is interesting, but the pacing and side quests were just nonsense.
KallieGrace | 162 outras críticas | Jul 10, 2024 |
What a winding journey through time! More history for my history-loving self. I found myself unhappy during the first section of the book with time spent at the School of Night. I'll be honest, I was doubting whether this series was for me even though I enjoyed the first book. For the first 100 pages or so, it felt like Michael and Diana were at odds amongst some rude gentlemen, stuck and unable to move forward. Then, finally, the plot began to move again and the relationship finally developed! While I think the hops from place to place felt a little forced (just as I was getting comfortable they were travelling again), I was enamored with how Harkness tied the history and culture in with the storyline. The book was a little long in my opinion, with time spent introducing a near-overwhelming number of characters and on details that have yet to tie into the plot. Nonetheless, I'll certainly be reading the next book!… (mais)
hestia0 | 276 outras críticas | Jul 5, 2024 |
I read this book as a kid, then watched the first season of the show, then happened upon this book again while wandering through the library and thought I'd give it another read. On this second read as an adult, I was so very impressed with the history woven into this story. Unfortunately, the relationship between Matthew and Diana left a bit to be desired. Their boundless devotion to each other without the act that would consummate their marriage, it just doesn't add up. You can't be apart for like more than a day without a panic attack but let's take things slow? It feels a bit too "purity culture" for a setting that is supposed to be mostly contemporary. With what we've been given n terms of their personalities, I can't make any sense of it. Regardless, I'm definitely reading the next book. The world is unique enough to keep my interest. Hopefully things will fall in line between those two more plot points are revealed.… (mais)
hestia0 | 723 outras críticas | Jun 28, 2024 |
Sometimes when I go out of my reading comfort zone I learn something new, find a new favorite author, or find myself proven wrong about a misguided bias I held. Other times, I smack my head, growl, and curse myself for wasting so much time. This was one of those cases...

This book seems to contain everything but the kitchen sink: witches, demons, vampires, time travel, inter-species romance, complex DNA sequencing, alchemy, charmed manuscripts, math, secret socities, yoga, haunted houses, European history, and much (MUCH) more. There is so much going on the author needn't worry about the quality of the writing as readers are simply trying to just keep track of it all. It's simultaneously [b:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone|3|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)|J.K. Rowling|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1474154022s/3.jpg|4640799], [b:Outlander|10964|Outlander (Outlander, #1)|Diana Gabaldon|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1402600310s/10964.jpg|2489796],[a:Dan Brown|630|Dan Brown|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1399396714p2/630.jpg] and [a:Ken Follett|3447|Ken Follett|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1480592356p2/3447.jpg]. They're all fine on their own, but mixed together it's quite a lot to digest.

I suppose there are a few more subjects, characters, and concepts the author could introduce: werevolves, aliens, dentistry, magic carpets, the global financial system, etc. There are two more books in this series (which I won't be reading) so perhaps the author does get to these...
… (mais)
jj24 | 723 outras críticas | May 27, 2024 |



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