Sunday, November 22, 2015

Book Review: The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness' enchanting series, historian and with 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 Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

3/5 stars (liked it)
I waited so long to see the conclusion of this book.  I thought this book was a little long and drawn out.  Although I loved seeing some of the old characters make an appearance, especially those I thought we would not see again.  I would love to see a story of Rebecca and Phillip (the twins) as they grow up and what they are like when they grow up.  Also thought it was so sad that Emily died.  Overall I'm glad to have a conclusion to this trilogy.



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