In this conclusion to the All Souls Trilogy, Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont are back in the present and about to face their worst nightmares in the form of their families. There’s still resistance to their marriage, the issues with the Congregation have yet to be resolved, and --- to add to their list of problems --- a long-abandoned son of Matthew’s begins reigning terror on the de Clermont family and the public at large.
This sequel to A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.
Diana Bishop, a young scholar and the descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.