Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness 


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. I loved the first book.  I've read the first book 4 times, so I really, really, really want to read this book!
  2. What is not to love about a book that is talking about the forbidden love of a witch and vampire, and their time traveling to teach her how to use her magic AND intrigue in Queen Elizabeth I's court!  OMGoodness, you know that it is going to be AMAZING!
  3. Honestly, Matthew Clairmont is an amazing vampire character.  He loves Diana, and the way he treats her like a fine treasure, even courting her... Yep, I have a deeply devoted book character crush on him!

What are you waiting on?
Happy Reading!



  1. I've seen this book before. It looks mysterious. The book sounds quite interesting! Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

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  2. I didn't know about this book before! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the tangle of colors in this one. It's so pretty. and the premise certainly sounds unique.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  4. This is the first I hear of this one but it sounds promising! Awesome pick!

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  5. Awesome pick! I'm definitely adding this one on my list.

    See my WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books


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