Deborah Harkness

​When you purchase a copy of ​​​​The Book of Life through Nicola's Book​s,​ (pre-order or when the trade paper edition is released​,​) you will automatically get a line ticket for the signing portion of the event.

Anyone who brings their own copy of ​​​​The Book of Life​ (or other Deborah Harkness titles​,​) and does not purchase any additional copies of ​​The Book of Life​ at Nicola's Books will also receive a line ticket​, ​however​:

​* ​it will be for the end of the line

​* ​you can only pick up your line ticket ​on ​the night of the event.

Collectors will wait until ​all other​ books have been signed. 

The #1 New York Times bestselling series finale and sequel to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night

Fans of the All Souls Trilogy sent this highly anticipated finale straight to #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Bringing the series’ magic and suspense to a deeply satisfying conclusion, The Book of Life is poised to become an even bigger phenomenon in paperback.

Diana and Matthew time-travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present—facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. 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.

About the Author

DEBORAH HARKNESS is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, the first two volumes in the All Souls Trilogy. She lives in Los Angeles.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
2513 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-3818
The Book of Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143127529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2015

Praise for The Book of Life

Weaving an extraordinarily rich story of magic and science, history and fiction, passion and power, secrets and truths, Harkness delivers an unforgettable and spellbinding finale that's not to be missed.”

USA Today

Juicy and action-packed.”

People

Pure escapist summer fun.”

Jodi Picoult, Parade

The epic and erudite vampire-witch romance comes to a thoroughly satisfying conclusion in the action-packed All Souls trilogy ender.”

Entertainment Weekly

A stirring, poignant saga.”

Us Weekly

The charm in Deborah Harkness’s wildly successful All Souls trilogy lies not merely in the spells that its creature characters cast as they lurk pretty much in plain sight of humans, but in the adroit way Harkness has insinuated her world of demons, witches, and vampires into ours. . . . From the novel’s poignant opening, Harkness casts her own indelible spell of enchantment, heartbreak, and resilience. . . . She is terrific at bringing her magic world to life, maintaining a fast-paced, page-turning narrative.”—The Boston Globe

This trilogy is a superlative example in a subgenre you could call realistic fantasy—think Harry Potter but for grown-ups or Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Witches, vampires, and daemons exist, along with time travel. But this world also is recognizably ours, not a wholly made-up setting like George R.R. Martin’s Westeros. When done well, as it is here, this sort of fiction provides characters who are recognizably human in their desires and actions even if most of them are creatures with supernatural powers. Through them Harkness succeeds at the hardest part of writing fantasy: She makes this world so real that you believe it exists—or at the very least that you wish that it did.”

Miami Herald

Harkness has immersed and spellbound readers with her alternative universe. . . . Her ambitious melding of scientific and historical detail is inventive and brings surprising depth. . . . The Book of Life brims with sensuality, intrigue, violence and much-welcome humor.”

Los Angeles Times


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Deborah Harkness

​When you purchase a copy of ​​​​The Book of Life through Nicola's Book​s,​ (pre-order or when the trade paper edition is released​,​) you will automatically get a line ticket for the signing portion of the event.

Anyone who brings their own copy of ​​​​The Book of Life​ (or other Deborah Harkness titles​,​) and does not purchase any additional copies of ​​The Book of Life​ at Nicola's Books will also receive a line ticket​, ​however​:

​* ​it will be for the end of the line

​* ​you can only pick up your line ticket ​on ​the night of the event.

Collectors will wait until ​all other​ books have been signed. 

The #1 New York Times bestselling series finale and sequel to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night

Fans of the All Souls Trilogy sent this highly anticipated finale straight to #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Bringing the series’ magic and suspense to a deeply satisfying conclusion, The Book of Life is poised to become an even bigger phenomenon in paperback.

Diana and Matthew time-travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present—facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. 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.

About the Author

DEBORAH HARKNESS is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, the first two volumes in the All Souls Trilogy. She lives in Los Angeles.

The Book of Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143127529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2015

Praise for The Book of Life

Weaving an extraordinarily rich story of magic and science, history and fiction, passion and power, secrets and truths, Harkness delivers an unforgettable and spellbinding finale that's not to be missed.”

USA Today

Juicy and action-packed.”

People

Pure escapist summer fun.”

Jodi Picoult, Parade

The epic and erudite vampire-witch romance comes to a thoroughly satisfying conclusion in the action-packed All Souls trilogy ender.”

Entertainment Weekly

A stirring, poignant saga.”

Us Weekly

The charm in Deborah Harkness’s wildly successful All Souls trilogy lies not merely in the spells that its creature characters cast as they lurk pretty much in plain sight of humans, but in the adroit way Harkness has insinuated her world of demons, witches, and vampires into ours. . . . From the novel’s poignant opening, Harkness casts her own indelible spell of enchantment, heartbreak, and resilience. . . . She is terrific at bringing her magic world to life, maintaining a fast-paced, page-turning narrative.”—The Boston Globe

This trilogy is a superlative example in a subgenre you could call realistic fantasy—think Harry Potter but for grown-ups or Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Witches, vampires, and daemons exist, along with time travel. But this world also is recognizably ours, not a wholly made-up setting like George R.R. Martin’s Westeros. When done well, as it is here, this sort of fiction provides characters who are recognizably human in their desires and actions even if most of them are creatures with supernatural powers. Through them Harkness succeeds at the hardest part of writing fantasy: She makes this world so real that you believe it exists—or at the very least that you wish that it did.”

Miami Herald

Harkness has immersed and spellbound readers with her alternative universe. . . . Her ambitious melding of scientific and historical detail is inventive and brings surprising depth. . . . The Book of Life brims with sensuality, intrigue, violence and much-welcome humor.”

Los Angeles Times


Jun 4 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address:
2513 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-3818