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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
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Jul 13, 2012

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To say that I have been anticipating this book is an understatement. I loved A Discovery of Witches - it was one of my favourite reads of last year, so I have been waiting what seems a very long time to get my hands on this book. That kind of anticipation does lead to pretty high expectations which may have never been going to be met.

This book is the sequel to A Discovery of Witches, and it really assumes that you have read the first book. To be honest, I am not sure that I wouldn't recommend a reread of ADOW immediately before reading this one as it drops you straight into the action, a couple of minutes after the end of the last book. As a consequence, it is difficult to discuss this book without spoiling ADOW so...

*******SPOILERS AHOY********

Where ADOW was set mainly in the present, Shadow of Night is predominantly set in the past. Diana and Matthew travel back through time and end up in Elizabeth England. The reason why they have traveled back is to see if they can find out more about the mysterious Ashmole 782 manuscript but also to help Diana learn how to control the witch powers that she discovered in the last book.

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Reading Progress

July 13, 2012 – Started Reading
July 13, 2012 – Shelved
July 13, 2012 –
page 73
July 13, 2012 –
page 155
July 14, 2012 –
page 207
July 15, 2012 –
page 290
July 16, 2012 –
page 463
79.28% "have other books i should be reading but have to keep reading to see what happens next"
July 17, 2012 –
page 506
July 18, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* Oh dear..hope she redeems herself than in the last book.Im waiting till I have them all before I start.

Susan I'm reading the first book now and then will go right into the second book, so I did not read all of Marg's review. Thanks for the spoiler alert.

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