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‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness - Signed Copy Competition & Video Clip


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, was the first book in the All Souls Trilogy and was enjoyed by so many readers. Now the author is back with the second book, which is called Shadow of Night, and is published in the UK on 10th July 2012.

In the video clip below the author talks exclusively to bloggers and fans of her stories about this new book! 

I also have a super competition for you - there are 2 SIGNED copies of Shadow of Night to be won - please use the form below to enter.

Thanks very much to Headline Publishing Group for the video clip and for the signed copies.


You can visit the website for the books here and follow the author on twitter @DebHarkness


There will be more videos featuring the author appearing on the website mentioned above in the coming weeks, following her as she took a walking tour of Elizabethan London. Plus there will be a further competition to come, with a chance for you to meet her! 



Synopsis from the publisher: It began with A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened.Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot.

Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers... 

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in this stunning, richly imagined, epic tale.

COMPETITION - 2 SIGNED COPIES OF SHADOW OF NIGHT BY DEBORAH HARKNESS TO BE WON!


This giveaway is UK only as specified by the publisher. Closing date is Tuesday 3rd July 2012.
I will contact winners once the giveaway has ended. If I don't hear from the winners within 48 hours, another winner or winners will be selected. Winners selected at random.
The books will be sent out by the publisher. Good luck!


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22 comments:

  1. So excited for the new book, is it out on Kindle at the same time as in print?

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    1. Hi I have just checked on amazon and yes, I think it is out on Kindle at the same time.

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  2. Looking forward to reading Shadow of the Night. Loved Discovery of Witches!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    1. Thanks for commenting and entering, good luck!

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  3. I just bought the first one of these yesterday, I've heard so many good things!

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    1. Thanks for commenting and entering, good luck and enjoy the first book!

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  4. never read any of these (or this author)

    Thanks Lindsay

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  5. I work in a bookstore, and saw a customer buying Discovery. I bought it on a whim, and it was my best decision in years. Can't wait for Shadow! Thx for the giveaway offer. ^.^

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for entering the giveaway Rachel :) Sounds like you have a great job!

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  6. I absolutely loved A Discovery of Witches and can't wait to read this one.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Jackie and good luck :)

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  7. Just read the first book and looking forward to read the next one!

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    1. Thanks for entering and commenting, and good luck!

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  8. I'd love to win this book. ADORED the first one. PLease count me in.

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    1. So glad to hear that! Thanks for your comment, good luck in the competition :)

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  9. I absolutely adored A Discovery Of Witches so it feels like it's been a very long wait for the sequel! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for entering the giveaway. So many fans of the books out there.

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  10. Love the first book, my flatmates and partner moaned because they didn't see me for a week! too immersed in the brilliant plot! fingers crossed

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  11. I loved...A Discovery of Witches. I would love to win this but I have to say if I don't I will have to purchase it, love this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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