When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.
For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.
Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans — and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.
I read that book more than one year ago. Or probably more, I don’t remember it clearly. But I still remember the story line and how interesting the book was.
I’m very into such stories and plots and the synopsis of the back of the book absolutely took my attention when I saw it in the library. There is not a lot stories like this one. I love staying at the library and starting like this, this book grabbed me.
Diana’s family, her family’s house, the charms, Halloween and everything so witch-y. In other hand, Matthew’s family and story. The parts in France and so much interesting description of everything. I was totally in love. And I still am.
This book is only the beginning of amazing trilogy.
General note: 10/10