The last book review I did a few weeks ago was the first book in a series titled A Discovery of Witches, great book by the way, and this review is on the second in the series, Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness.
This one takes you into the sixteenth century Europe. Great research done on her part and I loved it. She really takes you into the past and the way people had to live. She touches on all the historical facts we know that happened in England and France back then and mixes it up with Witches, Vampires and Daemons. Fun read and you really feel the danger that the main character has to face, not only in everyday life then, but also the outlying dangers of being a witch.
She touched on things I had never heard of, and of course, some I had, but it reminded me why I am glad I didn't live back then. If you like to read fantasy, either urban or medieval, these are great books! They remind me of my books in the sense that they go between the two.
I enjoyed these immensely! A fun read, filled with danger, action, romance, and historical information. The main character, Diana, finds out her heritage and that there are different types of witches. The writer describes their power and spells with extreme detail and really brings you into the story. You will hear about things that you would never think of, very craft-ally done, no pun intended! For example, have you ever heard of a firedrake? Well, you will have to read these to find out what that is!
Leave me a comment and let me know if you read the first in this series. I would love to know if you liked it! If you haven't read them and are looking for a good fantasy read, check them out and when your done, let me know if you will be like me, waiting for the third book...
In the mean time, I have a couple of announcements. I will be having more guests soon, one of them a young writer named Seth Hammons. He has a series of books, two of them finished and you can purchase them on Amazon. I look forward to having Seth on here and hope that you will welcome him with questions and comments.
The second announcement is we are working hard on the edits and are now on chapter 8! It's moving along nicely and I look forward to getting my manuscript to a professional editor. I did add the part I talked about in my last post and I personally think it sounds great!
Until Thursday, have a great week all! Lisa