AllSoulSisterz™

AllSoulSisterz™ is the sister account to Blacklanderz™ and is made up of Black women who love and support Deborah Harness’s The All Souls Trilogy and the television adaptation, A Discover of Witches.


A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) by [Deborah Harkness]

Synopsis:

When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.

For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume. Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.


Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2)

Shadow of Night: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2) by [Deborah Harkness]

Synopsis:

Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Drawn to one another despite longstanding taboos, and in pursuit of Diana’s spellbound powers, the two embark upon a time-walking journey.

Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy plunges Diana and Matthew into  Elizabethan London, a world of spies and subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night.  The mission is to locate a witch to tutor  Diana and to find traces of Ashmole 782, but as the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them they embark on a very different journey, one that takes them into heart of the 1,500 year old vampire’s shadowed history and secrets. For Matthew Clairmont, time travel is no simple matter; nor is Diana’s search for the key to understanding her legacy. Shadow of Night brings us a rich and splendid tapestry of alchemy, magic, and history, taking us through the loop of time to deliver a deepening love story, a tale of blood, passion, and the knotted strands of the past.


The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 3)

The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 3) by [Deborah Harkness]

Synopsis:

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the 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. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences.

In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

Source: Deborah Harkness


A Discovery of Witches – TV Adaptation

Teresa Palmer plays Diana Bishop

Teresa Palmer in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)
 

Reluctant witch Diana tries to leave behind her supernatural background to focus on her academic career – but when she discovers a long-lost book, she’s pulled into an ancient conflict between witches, vampires and daemons.


Matthew Goode plays Matthew Clairmont

Matthew Goode in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


Millennia-old vampire and geneticist Matthew becomes concerned that his species could be at risk of extinction after several vampires fail to “sire” human beings. Only witch Diana Bishop will be able to help, and a spark soon forms between the pair.

Greg McHugh plays Hamish Osborne

 Greg McHugh in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


A daemon living within human society, Hamish is an old friend of Matthew’s.


Alex Kingston plays Sarah Bishop

Alex Kingston in A Discovery of Witches


The aunt and guardian of Diana, Sarah is a powerful witch in her own right and a frequent source of support for her niece.


Valarie Pettiford plays Emily Mather

Valarie Pettiford in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


Emily is a witch and also the partner of Diana’s aunt, Sarah.


Lindsay Duncan plays Ysabeau de Clermont

Lindsay Duncan in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


Matthew’s vampire “mother” and the matriarch of the de Clairmont clan, who lives in France and has a strong dislike of witches.


Tanya Moodie plays Agatha Wilson

Tanya Moodie in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


Agatha is a daemon member of the supernatural organization, The Congregation.


Daniel Ezra plays Nathaniel Wilson

Daniel Ezra in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


The son of Congregation member Agatha Wilson, and husband to Aisling Loftus’ Sophie, Wilson is also the father to a young witch called Margaret.


Aisling Loftus plays Sophie Norman

Aisling Loftus in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


The child of two witches, Sophie was nevertheless born a daemon, and is the wife of Nathaniel Wilson.


Louise Brealey plays Gillian Chamberlain

Louise Brealey in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


 A fellow witch and academic alongside Diana at Oxford, Gillian has a much closer connection to other supernatural beings and urges Diana to rejoin the fold.

Owen Teale plays Peter Knox

Owen Teale in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)

A high-ranking witch and representative on the Congregation, Knox tries his best to turn Diana to his cause.


Trevor Eve plays Gerbert D’Aurillac

Trevor Eve in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


An ancient vampire, Gerbert has dark plans for Diana once he finds out her existence.


Elarica Johnson plays Juliette Durand

Elarica Johnson in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


A vampire turned and watched over by Gerbert, Juliette has a troubled past and a mysterious connection to Matthew.


Aiysha Hart plays Miriam Shephard

Aiysha Hart in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)

A vampire and lab colleague of Matthew, who is initially disapproving of his relationship with Diana.


Edward Bluemel plays Marcus Whitmore

Edward Bluemel in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


A vampire doctor, Marcus becomes concerned about his species’ failure to procreate. He is also Matthew’s son.


Gregg Chillin plays Domenico Michele

Gregg Chillin in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


A real-life historical figure and former Doge of Venice, Domenico is presented in this series as an ancient vampire and former friend to Matthew, with a seat on the Congregation.


Malin Buska plays Satu Järvinen

Malin Buska in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


A Finnish witch and Congregation member, Satu plans to track down and capture Diana.


Trystan Gravelle plays Baldwin Montclair

Trystan Gravelle in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


Matthew’s vampire “brother”, son to Ysabeau and an investment banker of some success. He was turned into a vampire while living in Roman society, and uses a slightly altered version of the family name for business.


Adetomiwa Edun plays Sean

Adetomiwa Edun in A Discovery of Witches (Sky, HF)


A librarian working at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, and an old student friend of Diana Bishop’s.

Source: Radio Times


A Discovery of Witches S1 Trailer ~ Video via JoBlo TV Show

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A Discovery of Witches – S2

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S2 is set in Elizabethan London, where Diana and Matthew are hiding in time from the Congregation, and seeking out a powerful witch teacher for Diana — our first-look at season two shows the pair taking in the sights as they stroll along the cobbled streets.


James Purefoy plays Philippe de Clermont

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Philippe de Clermont is a vampire. He was the husband of Ysabeau de Clermont and father of Matthew Clairmont.


Steven Cree plays Gallowglass De Clermont

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Gallowglass, a vampire and soldier, is particularly fond of his uncle, Matthew.


Michael Lindall plays Sir Walter Raleigh

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Sir Walter Raleigh, was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularizing tobacco in England. In Shadow of Night, Walter is a member of the School of Night.


Milo Twomey plays Pierre

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Adam Sklar plays Henry Percy

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Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, is an English nobleman, active as a military officer.


Holly Aird plays Françoise

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Elaine Cassidy plays Louisa de Clermont

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Louisa de Clermont is Ysabeau de Clermont‘s vampiric daughter and sister to Matthew de Clermont.


Barbara Marten plays Queen Elizabeth

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Lois Chimimba plays Catherine Streeter

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Streeter is a fire witch and another of Diana’s teachers while she was in 1590. Both of Catherine’s parents were fire witches, a rare occurrence.


Tom Hughes plays Kit Marlowe

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Christopher “Kit” Marlowe was an English poet and dramatist during the Elizabethan era, as well as a spy. He is Matthew Clairmont’s best friend and a daemon.


Joshua Pickering plays Jack Blackfriars.

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Jack is Diana and Matthew’s adopted son.


Adelle Leonce plays Phoebe Taylor.

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Phoebe Taylor is an employee at Sotheby’s auction house, who becomes Marcus Whitmore’s beloved. She is approximately 22 years old, petite, diplomatic, proper, polite, resolute and gentle. She is knowledgeable about art and art history. Her human father had been in the queen’s diplomatic service, and her mother taught her that knowing about people’s backgrounds helped one at formal social occasions.


Source: Television Adaptation of The All Souls Trilogy

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