A Discovery of Witches

February 1, 2013 | Erin

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A Discovery of Witches (2011) Deborah HarknessIf witches and vampires lived among us in the modern world what jobs would they take to fit into society? Well they would be historians, scientists and geneticists of course!

Diana Bishop is the descendant of a long line of witches; however, she has rebuked witchcraft and is determined to live her life as a normal historian scholar at Oxford. One day while studying in Oxford's Bodleian Library, she selects an alchemy book from the stacks, which she quickly discovers has been bewitched. She returns it, determined to have nothing to do with sorcery.

Unfortunately, the book is a palimpsest believed to document the origin of supernatural beings. It has been lost for centuries and now the underworld of daemons, witches and vampires descend on Oxford to regain the book and its power.

The first supernatural being to approach Diana is 1,500 year old vampire and geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Matthew warns her of what her discovery has set in motion and vows to protect her from the horde. As the supernatural begin to stalk and harass her, Diana must decide if she will use magic against them and take her first step towards the life she has been trying to avoid.

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