Tuesday, July 17, 2012

100 Books in 2012: Book 60 "Shadow of Night"

I have been eagerly awaiting Deborah Harkness's second novel this summer, and I splurged and read it this weekend.

This novel continues Diana and Matthew's twisted tale, sending them to Elizabeth's England in an effort to escape the Congregation that hunts them, both for their forbidden love and for Diana's as yet untapped power.  But England in the sixteenth century poses a whole new host of problems, and Diana struggles to maintain her focus as she becomes swept into intrigue and daily life in old Europe.  With a host of wonderful characters, Harkness explores magic in a fun way as she started to do in Discovery of Witches.  While at times I felt like I was reading a witchier version of the Diana Gabaldon series, I enjoyed this sequel and can't wait for the final book in the All Souls trilogy.

Check in with the other 100 books participants and see what everyone is reading to escape this sticky hot month!

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