A Discovery of Witches Moves to the Small Screen

Earlier this year it was announced that Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches was set to air in late 2018 on Britain's Sky One channel.  The author reports that details are being negotiated to eventually air the series in the US.  If you loved A Discover of Witches and can't wait for the series, check out the series trailer, and then try some of these Read-A-Likes to tide you over.  And, place your holds on Time's Convert, a novel based in the All Souls universe and timeline, and The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, a guide to the universe created by Deborah Harkenss.

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This older selection from Anne Rice is much more of a horror tale than the All Souls Trilogy books, but, if you loved the history and twisted family connections in A Discovery of Witches you will love The Witching Hour. Heads up -- this is Anne Rice so expect graphic sex, violence and gore.

City of Dark Magic has no witches, but if you liked the details on the history of alchemy, science and witchcraft in A Discovery of Witches, this book is for you. The tone is more comedy, with some dark/dirty humor. It reads a bit like a Tom Robbins novel set in Europe. This novel is also set in Prague, a city rich in history that is featured in the second All Souls Trilogy book, Shadow of Night.

Sequel to City of Lost Dreams.

YA Fiction about a wizard, his sordid family history, and a war within the witch/wizard community.

Not one of my favorites but many others liked it. No witches but a rich family saga with paranormal/superhuman notes.

Again, I did not love this but you just might. A family of witches lives through tragedy after tragedy throughout many generations. Fans of British Royal Family fiction will love this one.

Chances are, if you've read A Discover of Witches and loved it, you have also read Outlander. But if you haven't, this is a guaranteed hit.

Rich in Irish and British Isles history, The Last Days of Magic probes the genealogy of magic, not witches. A great read but know that it reads like Norse mythology - lots of violence.

I added this title even though it has no witches, no sprawling family history, and no romance. Rather, it paints a deeply rich portrait of London history and possible occult happenings. Scary!

Think vampires instead of witches, and Eastern Europe instead of England, and you'll have the sprawling historical fiction novel that is The Historian. Not as fast paced or as gripping as A Discovery of Witches but fans of the All Souls Trilogy might want to give this a try.

Another novel where a headstrong female heroine is plopped down into the middle of a magical world. Some readers have compared it to a magical Pride and Prejudice.

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