Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadow of Night

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait to feast my eyeballs on Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness!!  I can barely contain my yearning to find out what happens in the next installment of Diana's adventure (PS - if you haven't read A Discovery of Witches you might not want to read the summary below because it's a bit spoilery).  Unfortunately Shadow of Night doesn't come out until this spring :(

Goodreads Summary:
Shortly after Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont timewalk to London, 1590, they discover that the past may not provide a safe haven after all. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy Matthew Roydon, the vampire falls back in step with a group of radicals known as the School of Night who share dangerous ideas about God, science, and man. Many of his friends are unruly daemonsn - the creative minds of the age who walk the fine line between genius and madness - including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Matthew, himself, is expected to continue to spy for Queen Elizabeth, which puts him in close contact with London's cutthroat underworld.

Together, Matthew and Diana scour the bookstalls and alchemical laboratories of London where they follow the elusive trail of Ashmole 782 - and search for the witch who will teach Diana to control her powers.


  1. Oooh I can't wait!

    But the cover... a little too scifi for my liking.