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Shadow of Night

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Jennifer Ikeda

24 Hours 26 Minutes

Penguin Audio

July 2012

Audio Book Summary

The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“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.

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Reviews

  • Gina G.

    Excellent book!

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  • Karisa M.

    Amazing sequel! I love the story and really love the narrator. I usually prefer male narrators but Jennifer Ikeda is a wonderful exception. Loved Discovery of Witches and this book and am looking forward to the next story in the series.

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  • Melissa M.

    Narrator was amazing. This book is the intermediate book before the last one and it has a lot of storyline and some steamy sex scenes. I loved it it was very nice and good for a long drive or at work

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  • Diane R.

    The first book was better. This book seemed to have a lot of unnecessary “filler.” I’ve started the 3rd book. I hope it moves along better than this one. It’s nice having the same narrator for all 3 books. She does a terrific job.

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  • Benito C.

    I love the story told in all the series and I would love some more!

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  • Scott F

    Loved the first book, the second book was a little dry and long. Not much happening, the main characters just seem to be milling around waiting for something to happen that just never really happens. It sets the stage for the third book. Overall, a recommended read, but I think I could have skipped the middle book and not missed very much.

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  • Mariah C

    I LOVE THIS BOOK AND THIS NARRATOR! I “discovered” A Discovery of Witches while looking for a book to follow up on Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic. Now, I’m through the second book in Harkness’ All Souls trilogy and I’m truly hooked. After listening to the first book for like two hours, I purchased all 3. There are some bits that seem like sexism to me, especially between our main characters, and you do have the classic smart-and-talented-and-closeted-beauty-who-is-not-like-other-girls-falls-in-love-with-a-beautiful-and-emotionally-constipated-vampire thing going on, but I fall for it every time. I would recommend this to other people looking for magic, history, romance, and a great sense of adventure.

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  • Elba D

    The narrator is amazing!! I couldn’t believe that she could do all of those different voices with all of the different accents! This book is very well written and I really love the story line.

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  • Maria Loomis

    The narrator is incredible. This story requires about 50 different accents and she nails them. So much so, when there is a group of characters debating, you know who is speaking before it's proclaimed as a "so and so said." The story in and of itself is certainly that of a "second book". The plot needed to cover a lot of ground and did so, but sometimes at the expense of character development. The relationship of the two main characters is choppy one minute and great the next; the transitions can leave you with whiplash. The overall story has a lovely arch--full of adventure and history. I highly recommend this series and this book is an imperative read in the process.

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  • Rachael Abude

    I LOVED this book, possibly more than the first. I loved the time travel and historical piece of it, especially since there were real historical figures in the book. I'm always impressed by Jennifer Ikeda's performance because she shifts flawlessly from character to character, accent to accent, and it's never boring. Can't wait to start the final book!

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