A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches

All Souls #1

Deborah Harkness

fiction fantasy romance adventurous slow-paced

592 pages | first published 2011

Description

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do wi...
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Moods

adventurous 77%
mysterious 74%
dark 38%
emotional 33%
tense 24%
funny 8%
challenging 7%
informative 7%
hopeful 6%
reflective 5%
relaxing 4%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 3%
sad 3%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 42%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 18% | Plot: 17% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 16% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 48% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 18% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.71