A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)
by Deborah Harkness
Deborah Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova with her All Souls Trilogy. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.