The World of All Souls: A Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life is an illustrated compendium book that serves as a companion guide to the All Souls Trilogy written by Deborah Harkness. It was published in May of 2018 by Viking Books.
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A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Life carried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion.
In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy–all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.