The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda
Length: 23 hrs and 52 min
Date Read: August 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Magical
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.
Publisher: Penguin Audio, Viking Adult
Series: All Souls Trilogy #3
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Listened for Review (Penguin Audio)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness was a fantastic end to a wonderfully written series!
Audio Thoughts: Jennifer Ikeda was brilliant through out the whole series. I thought she did a great job with such a huge cast of characters from all over the world. It was a big challenge and I felt she knocked it out of the park.
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