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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
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Oct 11, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from July 11 to 24, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 2

This series is beyond anything I've ever read! I've been totally drawn into this world since March - It consumes me! It probably doesn't help (or does it?) that I'm a part of a great All Souls group that are all just as obsessed as I am. Deborah packs so many 'Easter Eggs" into her books, we will probably never find them all, but we are sure up to the challenge of trying! I've learned, from this book, so much about Elizabethan England and Europe, than I never knew before. I feel like the main characters, Diana and Matthew, are personal friends of mine!

So anyways, Shadow of Night is #2 of the All Souls Trilogy (#3 title has yet to be announced...)and it continues right where the first story left off - with our friends literally stepping into the year 1590. Deborah weaves a wonderful spell with her attention to history, and her hidden eggs of information that you can research to find (hint: Google everything! All the names, anything that is particularly described... EVERYTHING!) One shining strand, which is the historical characters we meet (Walter Raleigh, Christopher Marlowe, Henry Percy and Thomas Harriot are just the first of a long line up...) is cleverly intertwined with original threads of a paranormal, romantic, adventure timetravelling, bodice-ripper that happens to include strings of witches, vampires and daemons. And they are bound together in a knot so complex, I had to read the book twice in a row to 'get' it all!!

I am in the process, just like I did for A Discovery of Witches, of building a pinterest board of many of the hidden eggs that I and others have found, and I'm also including many other links to places and objects that are found in the book - just because I wanted to actually see what, for example, a farthingale bum roll was, or what the streets of Elizabethan London looked like in 1590... Visit my pinterest page here :)


- Did I mention the Deborah Harkness drops in every once in a while to leave me comments and hints or to tell me if I'm off track? I'd love to hear your comments on pinterest.... See you there!!

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Tammy I'm finished the main part of the SON pinterest read-along page..... keep your eyes open for the character fantasy casting coming soon :)

Toni I just finished SON and your pinterest board is just what I need right now! So glad to have found it and your review. What is this All Souls group that you are a part of? I'm intrigued.

Tammy Search "All souls trilogy discussion group" on facebook. You have to request to join, but they are pretty good about accepting in a timely manner! :)

Toni Will do - thank you!

message 5: by Cyd (new) - rated it 5 stars

Cyd I love your pinterest board!

Tammy Cyd wrote: "I love your pinterest board!"
Awww Thank you - I have a lot of fun building them :)

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