“A Discovery of Witches”May 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
This book is going to start something. I’m betting it’s going to be a great, and hopefully long running, series. If you love Diana Gabaldon and Harry Potter, you’ll most likely enjoy Deborah Harkness and A Discovery of Witches.
Harkness is a learned lady. This book has layers of science, history, biography, and linguistics that are just as fascinating as the story line. I’m not particularly big on fantasy, but I really enjoyed the way Harkness built a realistic world including witches, vampires, and other fantasy beings.
The highlight of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series is the relationship between Claire and Jamie, two believable characters whom we can imagine meeting. Diana and Matthew have a similar potential. (Is ‘Diana’ named in homage to Gabaldon?) Romance isn’t for me, but I dug this book anyway. It is fully entitled to its 600-ish pages.