If you’ve seen the hit A Discovery of Witches series – starring Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, and Edward Bluemel – then you need to read the books that served as inspiration for it. A Discovery of Witches books is known as the All Souls series by Deborah Harkness. It follows the story of a descendant of witches, Diana Bishop, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont in their search for the manuscript Ashmole 782.
A Discovery Of Witches – All Souls Book 1
Diana Bishop – a young scholar and a descendant of witches – discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
Shadow Of Night – All Souls Book 2
Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont are on a trip through time to Elizabethan London. They are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them.
The Books Of Life – All Souls Book 3
At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with some old and familiar faces. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed. And when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.
Time’s Convert – All Souls Book 4
On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one.