The Book of Life: A Novel

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The Book of Life: A Novel

⌧ Get The Book of Life: A Novel online ෫ Kindle Ebook Author Deborah Harkness ᠁ Sol in Cancer The signe of the Crabbe pertains to houses, lands, treasures, and whatever is hidden It is the fourth house of the Zodiak It signifies death and the end of thinges. Anonymous English Commonplace Book, c 1590, Gonalves MS 4890, f 8r Ghosts didnt have much substance All they were composed of was memories and heart Atop one of Sept Tours round towers, Emily Mather pressed a diaphanous hand against the spot in the center of her chest that even now was heavy with dread Does it ever get easier Her voice, like the rest of her, was almost imperceptible The watching The waiting The knowing Not that Ive noticed,Philippe de Clermont replied shortly He was perched nearby, studying his own transparent fingers Of all the things Philippe disliked about being deadthe inability to touch his wife, Ysabeau his lack of smell or taste the fact that he had no muscles for a good sparring matchinvisibility topped the list It was a constant reminder of how inconsequential he had become Emilys face fell, and Philippe silently cursed himself Since shed died, the witch had been his constant companion, cutting his loneliness in two What was he thinking, barking at her as if she were a servant Perhaps it will be easier when they dont need us any,Philippe said in a gentler tone He might be the experienced ghost, but it was Emily who understood the metaphysics of their situation What the witch had told him went against everything Philippe believed about the afterworld He thought the living saw the dead becausethey needed something from them assistance, forgiveness, retribution Emily insisted these were nothing than human myths, and it was only when the living moved on and let go that the dead could appear to them This information made Ysabeaus failure to notice him somewhat easier to bear, but not much I cant wait to see Ems reaction Shes going to be so surprised Dianas warm alto floated up to the battlements Diana and Matthew,Emily and Philippe said in unison, peering down to the cobbled courtyard that surrounded the chteau There,Philippe said, pointing at the drive Even dead, he had vampire sight that was sharper than any humans He was also still handsomer than any man had a right to be, with his broad shoulders and devilish grin He turned the latter on Emily, who couldnt help grinning back They are a fine couple, are they not Look how much my son has changed. Vampires werent supposed to be altered by the passing of time, and therefore Emily expected to see the same black hair, so dark it glinted blue the same mutable gray green eyes, cool and remote as a winter sea the same pale skin and wide mouth There were a few subtle differences, though, as Philippe suggested Matthews hair was shorter, and he had a beard that made him look even dangerous, like a pirate She gasped Is Matthew bigger He is I fattened him up when he and Diana were here in 1590 Books were making him soft Matthew needed to fight and read less.Philippe had always contended there was such a thing as too much education Matthew was living proof of it Diana looks different, too More like her mother, with that long, coppery hair,Em said, acknowledging the most obvious change in her niece Diana stumbled on a cobblestone, and Matthews hand shot out to steady her Once, Emily had seen Matthews incessant hovering as a sign of vampire overprotectiveness Now, with the perspicacity of a ghost, she realized that this tendency stemmed from his preternatural awareness of every change in Dianas expression, every shift of mood, every sign of fatigue or hunger Today, however, Matthews concern seemed even focused and acute Its not just Dianas hair that has changed.Philippes face had a look of wonder Diana is with childMatthews child. Emily examined her niece carefully, using the enhanced grasp of truth that death afforded Philippe was rightin part You mean withchildren Diana is having twins. Twins,Philippe said in an awed voice He looked away, distracted by the appearance of his wife Look, here are Ysabeau and Sarah with Sophie and Margaret. What will happen now, Philippe Emily asked, her heart growing heavier with anticipation Endings Beginnings,Philippe said with deliberate vagueness Change. Diana has never liked change,Emily said That is because Diana is afraid of what she must become,Philippe replied Marcus Whit had faced horrors aplenty since the night in 1781 when Matthew de Clermont made him a vampire None had prepared him for todays ordeal telling Diana Bishop that her beloved aunt, Emily Mather, was dead Marcus had received the phone call from Ysabeau while he and Nathaniel Wilson were watching the television news in the family library Sophie, Nathaniels wife, and their baby, Margaret, were dozing on a nearby sofa. The temple, Ysabeau had said breathlessly, her tone frantic Come At once. Marcus had obeyed his grandmother without question, only taking time to shout for his cousin, Gallowglass, and his Aunt Verin on his way out the door. The summer half light of evening had lightened further as he approached the clearing at the top of the mountain, brightened by the otherworldly power that Marcus glimpsed through the trees His hair stood at attention at the magic in the air. Then he scented the presence of a vampire, Gerbert of Aurillac And someone elsea witch. A light, purposeful step sounded down the stone corridor, drawing Marcus out of the past and back into the present The heavy door opened, creaking as it always did Hello, sweetheart Marcus turned from the view of the Auvergne countryside and drew a deep breath Phoebe Taylors scent reminded him of the thicket of lilac bushes that had grown outside the red painted door of his familys farm Delicate and resolute, the fragrance had symbolized the hope of spring after a long Massachusetts winter and conjured up his long dead mothers understanding smile Now it only made Marcus think of the petite, iron willed woman before him.Everything will be all right Phoebe reached up and straightened his collar, her olive eyes full of concern Marcus had taken to wearing formal clothes than concert T shirts around the same time hed started to sign his letters Marcus de Clermont instead of Marcus Whitthe name shed first known him by, before he had told her about vampires, fifteen hundred year old fathers, French castles full of forbidding relatives, and a witch named Diana Bishop It was, in Marcuss opinion, nothing short of miraculous that Phoebe had remained at his side.No It wont He caught one of her hands and planted a kiss on the palm Phoebe didnt know Matthew Stay here with Nathaniel and the rest of them Please.For the final time, Marcus Whit, I will be standing beside you when you greet your father and his wife I dont believe we need discuss it further Phoebe held out her hand Shall we Marcus put his hand in Phoebes, but instead of following her out the door as she expected, he tugged her toward him Phoebe came to rest against his chest, one hand clasped in his and the other pressed to his heart She looked at him with surprise.Very well But if you come down with me, Phoebe, there are conditions First, you are with me or with Ysabeau at all times.Phoebe opened her mouth to protest, but Marcuss serious look silenced her.Second, if I tell you to leave the room, you will do so No delay No questions Go straight to Fernando Hell be in the chapel or the kitchen Marcus searched her face and saw a wary acceptance Third, do not, under any circumstances, get within arms reach of my father Agreed Phoebe nodded Like any good diplomat, she was prepared to follow Marcuss rulesfor now But if Marcuss father was the monster some in the house seemed to think he was, Phoebe would do what she must.Praise for The Book of LifeWeaving 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 TodayJuicy and action packed Even at 561 pages, this is one hardcover no one will mind lugging to the beach.PeoplePure escapist summer fun.Jodi Picoult, ParadeThe epic and erudite vampire witch romance comes to a thoroughly satisfying conclusion in the action packed All Souls trilogy ender Entertainment WeeklyA stirring, poignant saga Us WeeklyThe charm in Deborah Harknesss 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 novels 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 GlobeThis trilogy is a superlative example in a subgenre you could call realistic fantasythink Harry Potter but for grown ups or Susanna Clarkes Jonathan Strange 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 existsor at the very least that you wish that it did Miami HeraldHarkness 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 Lifebrims with sensuality, intrigue, violence and much welcome humor Los Angeles TimesThere is no shortage of action in this sprawling sequel, and nearly every chapter brings a wrinkle to the tale The storytelling is lively and energetic, and Diana remains an appealing heroine even as her life becomes ever extraordinary A delightful wrap up to the trilogy Publishers WeeklyHarkness herself proves to be quite the alchemist as she combines elements of magic, history, romance, and science, transforming them into a compelling journey through time, space, and geography By bridging the gaps between Harry Potter, Twilight, and Outlander fans, Harkness artfully appeals to a broad range of fantasy lovers BooklistThe witch Dianas and the vampire Matthews quests to discover their origins and confront the threats to their star crossed union tie up as neatly as one of Dianas magical weavers knots Its still satisfying to travel with these characters toward their than well earned happy ending Kirkus ReviewsThe adventure never lets up History, science, and the unpredictable actions of paranormal characters with hidden agendas all swirl together to create a not to be missed finale to a stellar series Library Journal Why I Love This Book minute bookreview video s Dat kan Ook jij voor de Whyilovethisbook camera verschijnen, of zelf met je webcam een book review maken Why book English Spanish Dictionary Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions Official London Theatre Tickets, News Visit the number one site for tickets top shows Keep up date with theatre news plan your visit exclusive guides Theatreland Wikipedia, free encyclopedia SMS Kaiser Karl der Grosse His Majesty s Ship Charlemagne was a pre dreadnought battleship Friedrich III 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