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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult; 1st Edition edition (July 10 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670023485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670023486
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 4.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 Praise for Shadow of Night

“A captivating and romantic ripping yarn.”
—E. L. James, “Books of the Year 2012: Authors Choose Their Favourites,” The Guardian

“The joy that Harkness, herself a historian, takes in visiting the past is evident on every page. . . . A great spell, the one that can enchant a reader and make a 600-page book fly through her fingertips, is cast. . . . Its enduring rewards are plenty.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Fans of Harkness’s 2011 debut A Discovery of Witches will be delighted. . . . Harkness delivers enough romance and excitement to keep the pages turning. Readers will devour it.”
People

“Deborah Harkness takes us places we’ve never been before. . . . Shadow of Night isn't just about wonderfully detailed descriptions of England in 1591, it's about being there. Readers time-travel as precisely and precariously as Diana and Matthew do. . . . Shadow ends as Discovery did with promises of more to come. Lucky for us.”
USA Today

“Harkness exudes her own style of magic in making the world of late 16th century England come alive. . . . Enchanting, engrossing and as impossible to put down as its predecessor, Shadow of Night is a perfect blend of fantasy, history and romance. Its single greatest flaw is, after almost 600 pages, it’s over. If you’ve already read and enjoyed A Discovery of Witches, picking up Shadow of Night is an absolute requirement. Otherwise, pick up both, and consider your reading list complete.”
—Miami Herald

“Picking up where she left off in last year’s A Discovery of Witches, Harkness proves she’s not suffering from a sophomore slump with this addictive tale of magic, mayhem and two lovers.”
Chicago Tribune

“Rich, period fun, particularly delightful in its witty characterization of historical immortals . . . Shadow ramps up the supernatural suspense.”
—New York Daily News

“This novel is as much a love story about a bygone era as it is about Matthew and Diana. It overflows with a colorful cast of characters, many of whom Harkness has plucked straight from the history books, and Harkness renders the late 1500s in exquisite detail. . . . The writing is so rich, the characters so compelling . . . and best of all, Harkness manages to execute with aplomb the act of answering old questions while posing new ones that will intensify anticipation for the final installment. Readers who have been counting down the days, take heart: The wait was most assuredly worth it.”
—BookPage

About the Author

Deborah Harkness made her fiction debut with book one of the All Souls trilogy, A Discovery of Witches, which was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than thirty languages. A professor of history at the University of Southern California, Harkness has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution.


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Aly on Aug. 12 2012
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I am more than slightly disappointed with this book. I loved the first book so much, one of my favourite books, of all time, but this one seemed to be rushed and should have spent more time on the editor's desk. I would have preferred to wait six more months for a better book. There were many unnecessary characters in this book that had nothing to do with the plot. I can see a really good second book here, hiding among all the useless story lines, but it needed so much more work and editing. I enjoyed learning about the authors views of England in the 1500's, but I found some conclusions arrogant and the books ending - with Shakespeare - give me a break!

The actual story line - Ashmole 782 and Diana's witch training seemed to be almost a secondary plot in this book. Mathew, who I fell in love with in the first book, seemed selfish and basically horrible in this book. I know we were warned his character would change, but this wasn't an overall change, he flipped back and fourth so many times, I feel whiplash coming on. As for Diana... seriously? Can she really be that stupid? She's a historian, it's hard to believe that a highly educated, intelligent woman could make the stupid decisions she made. In the first book she did stupid things, but not knowingly, so it was believable. In this book her stupidity is unbelievable, because she knowingly makes these decisions. The authors treatment of a central character being killed off is appalling and unforgivable. I feel we're owed a short story addition to this book with some explanations, before the third book comes out.

To the author and publisher: please, please, please take your time with the third book and end this trilogy with the same excellence it started with.
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It took me over 300 pages to finally get into this sequel. It just drags and drags forever The first part of this book is so slow paced compared to the fantastic and original, fast paced Book 1; here there is such a slow development and a parade of unnecessary characters which I still do not know what their purpose is, plus not only the main characters travel back in time but it seems their personalities more defined in the first book, completely vanish in the past. There are also a few sintaxis errors in french, which surprised me a little bit.

Characters which I hoped would have a strong development and presence so far became so condescending...I have to say I am very disappointed, but mid books can be that way, hoping the conclusion is worth the while. Matthew also became super annoying and ridiculous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaana Mainprize on Sept. 16 2013
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It is so good- I can hardly wait till bedtime so I can read more. I love the historical aspect of the story. This is my first taste of how times were at the beginning of the witch hunts. Such a scary time for women who connected with nature/spirit/ etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee Simmons on Aug. 21 2013
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Best book this summer...a deliciously romp through time. Descriptions of Elizabeth I were fabulous. I truly felt as if I was standing just off to the side of the room watching and listening to Matthew and Diana speaking to the queen. The descriptions of London 1590 style were exciting and extremely well done. This was great entertainment. I highly recommend it as well as the first book in the trilogy, A Discovery of Witches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sheilawhite_5 on July 3 2013
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I love this series stayed up all night reading both books in the trilogy that have been published without even realizing it. One minute it was 10 pm and the next thing I knew it was 6:30 am and the sun was starting to come up.

I can't wait for the next book to come out.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Capricornbabey on Aug. 15 2012
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Compared to her first novel, Discovery of Witches; I found this book. Dry boring. I skimmed a lot of it to get the idea and trust me, it didn't take much to get it. The anticipation I felt when I was waiting for it to be released was crushed when I read it. Very disappointed. It started to get my attention near the end of the book and ended on the same note as the first. Debating on if I should continue on to read the third when it is released.
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But... As others stated, too manipulate characters, too many different story lines filling pages. Still, the characters are historical so you get a sense of the time they lived in and a sense of what would have been. I could imagine a immortal being wanting to be with these people and be part of the legacy that they left behind. I would imagine this is what the author wanted to transfer to us; knowledge and participation. What if I had been there?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Goodrow on July 26 2012
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When I read Discovery of Witches I was thrilled. With all of the witch, vampire, werewolf hype out there I wasn't expecting much...well it was excellent. Smart, funny, just great. Then the sequel and I was hopeful...well I think it was even better than the first. Strong characters, excellent plot and I'm drooling for number 3. Harkness is a fantastic writer and I look forward to reading other things that she comes up with....BRAVO!
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