Deborah Harkness is a master storyteller working her own magic into the words that have become Book Three and the final installment of the All Souls Trilogy. Readers will find Diana and Matthew to be a befitting couple who will face unimaginable experiences together as one is a weaver witch and historian, the other a vampire who have just returned from Elizabethan England. The way which Diana weaves magic in such a descriptive manor practically has you motioning your own hands as you turn the pages and could easily be a book of its own as Harkness flows imagery around like birds in the wind leaving you bespelled and yearning for more. Matthew is that strong partner, the protector, with a heart of gold and would walk to the ends of Hell for his beloved, but don’t be fooled, he’s an assassin after all.
The congregration may be small-minded, but they're not complete fools"
Together they will stop at nothing to safely bring their twins into the world and to find the missing pages of the Book of Life that supposedly contains the key to the ancestries of every supernatural creature and being. When Matthews’s murderous son corners Diana and Phoebe, the safety of everyone’s future rests in Diana’s unhoned magic.
"And before you ask, I can go outside during the day and my hair won't catch fire in the sunlight. I'm Catholic and have a crucifix. When I sleep, which is not often, I prefer a bed to a coffin. If you try to stake me, the wood will likely splinter before it enters my skin."
The Book of Life is simply enchanting from the beautiful grimoire like cover and through every single chapter. Readers new to this series will find this to be a solid standalone book that will wet their appetite and leave them emotional with the turn of the last page. A thoroughly magical thrill ride ending to this masterful series.
This book was provided by Viking Books in exchange for a review....Continua