Book: The Book Of Life
Series: All Souls Trilogy (#3)
Author: Deborah Harkness
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The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Timesbestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch 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 the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
"The Book Of Life is incredible. I want Diana to weave me a spell so I can create words to do this book justice."
I love the All Souls trilogy and the last book in the trilogy, The Book Of Life was amazing. This series is one of my all time favourites.
Deborah Harkness is an incredible story teller. The way she creates the world, the way you fall in love with and care about the characters and the way you hate some of the characters and would gladly help Matthew and co get rid of them is incredible.
The Book Of Life was so amazing the way it all came together and the surprises sprung on you along the way makes for a roller coaster ride I didn't want to get of.
One of my favourite parts of the book was chapter 18 when you get an amazing shock. I was so gripped in Diana's emotions and it was amazing to see pure joy for Diana after such a long and treacherous journey she has already been on throughout the series. The character that appeared made my heart flip. This character has fast become one of my favourite of the series.
A rarity in a book for me is when I love so many characters in a series. And with the All Souls Trilogy I loved loads of the characters. I loved seeing Gallowglass again. My heart ripped for Gallowglass when Diana realised he was in love with her and he always knew that even if she knew she would never be his. I also love Chris. I love that a human was introduced into the series. I also love Marcus. I am so happy for him now he has found a mate in Phoebe. Phoebe was such a headstrong character and was great at putting everything into perspective.
Overall I just cant explain how much I love this series. The writing, the characters, the whole package is perfect. If you haven't picked up the series I really recommend you do. The All Souls trilogy is a pure joy to read!