Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Book Of Life by Deborah Harkness
In this concluding book of the trilogy, Diana Bishop and Matthew De Claremont have returned to the present from the past. Diana is pregnant with twins although that shouldn't be possible. For Diana is a witch and Matthew is a vampire and such an unlikely pairing should not be able to reproduce.
But there are bigger issues. Matthew decides to break away from the De Claremont family and start a branch of his own. He is fighting to control his own illness, the blood rage that afflicts some vampires. Worst of all, his son Benjamin has declared war on the family and is killing anyone Matthew holds dear. Matthew knows Benjamin's goal is to capture and kill Diana.
But Matthew and Diana are not without weapons. Diana has one of the lost pages from the legendary Book Of Life. If they can locate the book, they might have the key to defeat their enemies and overcome the stigma of two different species mating. With a support team made of scientists, witches and vampires they set out on their quest to find the book.
Harmless has written a satisfactory conclusion to her series. Fans will enjoy returning to Matthew and Diana's world and will cheer them on. Then author treads the fine line that separates fantasy from farce and makes her world and the fantastical events believable. This book is recommended for readers of fantasy and paranormal books.
BIG NEWS! The Book Of Life has just been released in paperback. To celebrate, the publisher has some great giveaway items! You can enter to win a boxed set of the trilogy, a mirror or the six buttons shown below. Just comment on this post with your email and which of the prizes you'd like (you can enter for one or all). I'll choose the three winners on May 29th by random draw. I'll notify the winner for addresses and great stuff will come in the mail! Winners have three days to respond. Good luck!