Monday 25 June 2018

Book Review: The World of All Souls by Deborah Harkness

Title: The World of All Souls
Author: Deborah Harkness

Publication Date: 8 May 2018
Fantasy/Companion Book
Bought Copy


Discover the truths, the history, the myths and the magic behind the bestselling All Souls trilogy. Fall under the spell once more with this all-encompassing insider's guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.

The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness, featuring historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont, delves into mythology, alchemy, literature and architecture. And history is brought to life.

The World of All Souls is the ultimate companion for fans of the All Souls trilogy and unlocks this fantastical world, letting you in on all its secrets and mysteries.

As a fan of the All Souls trilogy, I couldn't resist getting a copy of this book, and overall I wasn't disappointed. The companion delves into the history and mythology behind events and characters in the series, accompanied by some lovely illustrations. I was already familiar with most of the history and myth, but there was some new information I found interesting. I only wish Harkness had included something behind the scenes for the making of the TV series, but perhaps she will release a separate book for that later. On the whole, though, this is a lovely addition to the library of any All Souls fan. 4.5 stars.


  1. I'm a giant fan of this book series too! Can't wait for TV series and new book in series, glad to see review of this one which I haven't gotten a hold of yet but plan to-

    1. Hi Jayne. Yes, it's great, and I am so excited for both the series and Time's Convert.