Shadow of Night: A Novel Free Audiobook Download by Deborah Harkness

One of the most anticipated audioboooks in recent years is Deborah Harkness' Shadow of Night. The book is a sequel to her successful debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, which was released in 2011 and has been translated into 34 languages with 32 million copies sold worldwide. Harkness follows up her first novel with Shadow of Night which picks up the story where it left off and revolves around the three witches who fight to protect their secret society from those who would destroy it.

The book begins at the University of Oxford, where historian Matthew Clairmont is teaching a class on ancient Egypt, and his wife, historian Charlotte, is working as an assistant to Professor John Dee. Matthew discovers that some of his students have been behaving suspiciously - they disappear in the night, never return to class, and Charlotte begins to get strange phone calls from people claiming that she must take up a job as a witch or risk certain death. When he finally finds his missing students, he realizes that he has made the biggest mistake of his life when the only remaining student is the son of Nicholas Ashford - an evil warlock with vast powers who wants revenge on those who killed his family. With so much power at stake and it's personal for

Shadow of Night begins with Harkness' protagonist, scholar and vampire Matthew Clairmont, wondering how the modern world came to be. He scribbles his thoughts into a notebook and wonders about the author's intent. He then travels back to the 18th century in England as he anxiously awaits his lover, Lady Jane Gray. When they finally meet up after she has been away for 10 years, she reveals that he has been a vampire all that time and they enjoy being together until they are parted again.

"Shadow of Night" is a novel about the vampire and witch in the 17th century named Elizabeth and Matthew who are engaged in a battle for Earth's future. Elizabeth, who called herself Lizzie, and Matthew have been lovers for centuries, but now she must go to Hell to save him from damnation. One day, her mother disappears and Elizabeth finds that she has inherited her mother's powers-- dark powers that will lead her down a path of great peril.

Set in post-WWI London, this paranormal novel is told from the perspective of historian vampire 'Dr. fraction' Eve who experiences the main events through her personal journal. From the first few pages of the book, it's clear this novel has a lot to offer: an intense love story, fun historical detail and a richly drawn, unique world.

Published Date 2012-07-10
Duration 24 hours 28 minutes
Author Deborah Harkness
Narrated Jennifer Ikeda
(707 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Parent Category Suspense, Paranormal

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