Deborah Harkness is a historian of science and a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She spent several years in Oxford doing research (and really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!). She has written THE JEWEL HOUSE: ELIZABETHAN LONDON AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION as well as the three novels in the internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, SHADOW OF NIGHT and THE BOOK OF LIFE.
What a rich, thrilling and educational tale is... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn - GuardianIntelligent and off-the-wall...irresistible to Twilight fans - The Sunday TimesWith its vast cast, extensive travel, and eclectic mix of genetics, history, romance and domestic drama, the plot rips along. Harkness has a legion of fans, and this will delight most. - Herald Sun, MelbourneSpellbinding... Unputdownable - Woman & HomeA vast, sexy, historical romp of a novel. There's no doubting Harkness's vivid imagination - Daily MirrorAn inventive addition to the supernatural craze...has exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache - Marie Claire