Monday, 25 August 2014

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

"Matthew was an ancient vampire, not a timewalking witch. But he was also a man, and he knew of one way to achieve this magical feat."

All good things come to an end, including great trilogies and last night I bid a sad farewell to my literary friends Diana and Matthew, the weaver and vampire that have captivated my attention since January 2013.

I fell in love with Diana as a character for a number of reasons: her historical research, her shroud of mystery, her love for Matthew (despite his scary circumstances and family issues) and last but not least, perhaps because she shares a first name with my mum. Out there in web-land, there are many who have derided the author’s protracted release of this final instalment of the trilogy, to those naysayers, I say – “well you try and write it”. All good things take time (yes this review is jam packed with and the anticipation has been worth it, particularly for a speed reader like myself who often lack

That is not to say this is a perfect novel, certainly there are flaws, but nothing major. I know this review is a little light on, but I feel you should delve into the world of the vampires and witches yourself.... go on.

5 out of 5 grimoires are full of surprises.

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