The first book in a very promising series, A Discovery of Witches opens to us a world covertly populated by three secretive and troubled races. Daemons, Vampires, and Witches all struggle in their own way to exist, half in their supernatural world and half in the human world. Having distanced herself from her heritage, historical scholar and occasional witch Diana Bishop is completely unprepared for the interest that erupts after she manages to extract and read a manuscript that seems to explain the history and nature of the races. A great blend of historical imaginings, rich and greatly varied characters, with perfectly placed amounts of action and romance, this is a book that grabs you and will definitely keep you checking back to see when the next title is announced.
Jacqueline Winspear discusses and signs The Mapping of Love & Death
04/12/2010 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by the parents of Michael Clifton, a young soldier whose remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings, a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself.