Deborah Harkness

  • Diana Bishop est la dernière d'une longue lignée de sorcières, mais elle a renoncé dpuis longtemps à son héritage familial pour privilégier ses recherches universitaires, une vie simple et ordinaire. Jusqu'au jour où elle emprunte un manuscrit alchimique : l'Ashmole 782. Elle ignore alors qu'elle vient de réveiller un ancien et terrible secret, et que tous - démons, sorcières et vampires - le convoitent ardemment. Parmi eux, Matthew Clairmont, un vampire aussi redoutable qu'énigmatique. Un tueur, lui a-t-on dit. Diana se retrouve très vite au coeur de la toumente, entre un manuscrit maudit et un amour impossible.

  • L'amour peut-il bâtir un pont entre les siècles  ?
    Sur un champ de bataille durant la guerre d'indépendance américaine, Marcus MacNeil, un jeune chirurgien du Massachusetts, croise la route du vampire Matthew de Clermont. Alors que le monde semble à l'aube d'un avenir meilleur, Matthew offre à Marcus l'opportunité de devenir un vampire, et de s'affranchir d'une existence puritaine étouffante, ainsi que la promesse d'une vie éternelle. Mais sa transformation ne se fait pas sans mal, et les anciennes traditions et responsabilités qui pèsent sur la famille De Clermont ont tôt fait d'entrer en conflit avec les valeurs de Marcus, qui ne rêve que de liberté, d'égalité et de fraternité.
    À Paris, de nos jours, Phoebe Taylor, jeune employée de Sotheby's dont Marcus est tombé amoureux, s'apprête à faire le même choix d'immortalité que son âme-soeur. Le processus, modernisé avec le temps, semble facile, mais le couple doit très vite faire face à la réalité  : par le passé comme aujourd'hui, un humain souhaitant devenir un vampire doit en subir les conséquences. Et les ombres auxquelles Marcus avait échappé des siècles auparavant pourraient revenir les hanter tous les deux, malgré tout le soutien que leur apportent Matthew et Diana.
    Deborah Harkness nous conte l'histoire d'un amour nouveau et destiné à devenir immortel. La Force du temps, à l'image de la trilogie All Souls, bâtit petit à petit son monde surnaturel et romantique avec en son coeur, un couple appelé lui aussi à devenir emblématique

  • Fall deeper under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the captivating second volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.In a world of witches, daemons and vampires the fragile balance of peace is unravelling. Diana and Matthew's forbidden love has broken the laws dividing creatures. To discover the manuscript which holds their hope for the future, they must now travel back to the past. When Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont. Now the coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers...

  • THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES HARDBACK BESTSELLERFall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowl­edge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

  • This exclusive ALL SOULS trilogy real-time reading guide brings to life the world created by Deborah Harkness in A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT, taking you through the auspicious dates of the story with exciting behind-the-scenes extra content. A world of witches, daemons and vampires.
    A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future.
    Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.It began with A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. It continued with SHADOW OF NIGHT.Now, as THE BOOK OF LIFE has brought Deborah Harkness's stunning No.1 internationally bestselling trilogy to its finale, re-immerse yourself in the rich fantasy world she has created and enrich your experience of the heart-stopping conclusion.

  • Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete Sunday Times Number One bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon and Victoria Aveyard.'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . . Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES'Deborah Harkness writes as if she's the hugely more talented love child of Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling' on SHADOW OF NIGHT'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFEA world of witches, daemons and vampires.
    A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future.
    Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.
    Praise for Deborah Harkness and the ALL SOULS trilogy:'Deborah Harkness proves to be a novelist of considerable talent. My favourite series of recent years' 'Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans' The Sunday Times'I fell in love with it from the very first page' Danielle Trussoni'A spellbinding saga . . . unputdownable' Woman & Home'Harkness has a gift for storytelling' 'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire . . . all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail'An inventive addition to the supernatural craze . . . enchanting' Marie Claire 'Simply stunning. . . a beautiful work of fiction that fastens onto your heart and feeds your mind''Harkness's poetic narrative blooms and breathes life into a dangerous moment in history'
    A Conversation with Deborah HarknessHow did you become interested in the intersection of alchemy, magic, and science? Historically, what do you see as the relationship between science and religion or mysticism? In college, I had a wonderful professor who taught a class on these subjects. To kick off the class, he asked us, 'How do you know what you think you know?' I've spent the last quarter century trying to answer that question. Because the world is a mysterious place and our relationship to it is not always clear, people have often turned to science, faith, and magic for answers. They help people find responses to the questions of, who am I and why am I here?Diana is an appealing heroine, determined, accomplished, and yet aware of her own weaknesses. In what ways, if any, does Diana reflect your own experience or personality? There are some similarities - Diana is also a historian of science, also interested in the history of alchemy, and shares some of my passions (including television cooking programs, tea, and rowing). Really, all the characters have some element of me in them. I think that's how authors create imaginary people who nevertheless feel real. The rest of Diana's character comes from a combination of qualities I admire in others, wish fulfilment, and my completion of the following statement: 'Wouldn't it be great if a heroine in a book was . . .Find out more about Deborah Harkness and read the full conversation in THE ALL SOULS COMPLETE TRILOGY.

  • L'École de la nuit

    Deborah Harkness

    Diana Bishop, jeune historienne héritière d'une puissante lignée de sorcières, et le vampire Matthew Clairmont ont brisé le pacte qui leur interdisait de s'aimer. Quand diana a découvert l'Ashmole 782, un manuscrit alchimique, à la bibliothèque d'Oxford, elle a déclenché un conflit millénaire. La paix fragile entre les vampires, les sorcières, les démons et les humains est désormais menacée.
    Déterminés à percer le mystère du manuscrit perdu, et tentant d'échapper à leurs ennemis, Diana et Matthew ont fui à Londres... en 1590. Un monde d'espions et de subterfuges, qui les plonge dans les arcanes du passé de Matthew et les confronte aux pouvoirs de Diana.
    Et à l'inquiétante École de la nuit.

  • Après un séjour en 1590, Diana Bishop et Matthew Clairmont reviennent dans le présent pour affronter d'anciens ennemis et de nouveaux dangers. Dans le domaine familial de Sept-Tours, la sorcière et le vampire vont retrouver amis et membres de leur vaste clan - à une exception près. Une terrible menace pèse sur leur avenir, et elle ne se dissipera que s'ils parviennent à récupérer les pages manquantes de l'Ashmole 782. Mais ils ne sont pas les seuls engagés dans cette quête, or le temps presse, car la grossesse de Diana arrive à son terme et Matthew a de son côté décidé de défier la Congrégation qui régit la vie de toutes les créatures surnaturelles.
    De vieux châteaux en laboratoires universitaires, s'appuyant sur des savoirs séculaires aussi bien que sur les sciences modernes, depuis les collines de l'Auvergne jusqu'aux palais vénitiens, Diana et Matthew, décidés à protéger leur amour défendu coûte que coûte, finiront par découvrir le secret extraordinaire que les sorcières ont percé voilà des siècles et des siècles.« Deborah Harkness est une formidable alchimiste : elle mêle merveilleusement magie, histoire, amour et science pour créer cette aventure palpitante à travers le temps et le monde. »                                                                                                   BOOKLIST

  • The #1 New York Times-bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches-''as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor' (Miami Herald)
    J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice-'only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
    Picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew's past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different-'and vastly more dangerous-'journey.
    The Book of Life, the much-anticipated conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, will be published by Viking in July 2014.

  • Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy-'"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight' (People)
    Deborah Harkness's sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
    Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life, coming from Viking in July 2014.

  • The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches
    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches-'with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
    With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness's legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.