We are Black women enthusiasts of the All Souls Trilogy books and others by Deborah Harkness and the amazing TV adaptation – A Discovery of Witches …We Are All Souls!

The Books

by Deborah Harkness

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

Book ONE of the All Souls Series. 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.

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

Book TWO of The All Souls Series. A 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.

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

Book THREE of The All Souls Series. 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.

Book FOUR of The All Souls Series. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. 

Companion Guide to the first three books of the All Souls Series. Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Life carried Deborah Harkness’s series to its spellbinding conclusion.

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Book Five – The Serpent’s Mirror is on its way!

Characters In Book 1:

A Discovery of Witches

Agatha WilsonDaemon – Australian, fashion designer, Congregation member
Baldwin MontclairVampire – Matthew Clairmont’s brother, and son of Philippe de Clermont
Bridget BishopWitch – Ancestor of Diana Bishop, hanged in Salem in 1692
Diana Bishop Witch – A Yale historian of alchemy. Her alma maters include Bates College and New College, Oxford. When she’s not in the library, she might be found on the river in a quite long, very narrow boat. Daughter of Rebecca and Stephen, niece to Sarah.
Domenico Michele Vampire – Venetian, member of the Congregation
Emily Mather Witch – Partner of Sarah Bishop and a very skilled in her craft.
Gerbert A’urillac Vampire – Former pope, neighbor and current nemesis of the de Clermonts, Congregation member.
Gillian Chamberlain Witch – Classicist from Bryn Mawr. Early friend to Diana.
Godfrey de Clermont Vampire – The third full-blooded son of Philippe de Clermont and stepbrother to Matthew. He was killed in battle in 1668, fighting in one of the French king Louis XIV’s wars.
Hamish Osborne Daemon – Matthew’s best friend and a financial genius
Hugh de Clermont Vampire – Philippe de Clermont’s eldest son and stepbrother to Matthew. He was also blood sire to Gallowglass. His mate was Fernando Goncalves. He was executed by the French king in 1314.
Juliette Durand Vampire – Sired daughter of Gerbert d’Aurillac, who molded her into Matthew de Clermont’s perfect partner in an attempt to infiltrate and undermine the de Clermont family.

Louisa de Clermont
Vampire – Daughter of Ysabeau de Clermont and Matthew Clairmont’s sister.
Marcus Whitmore de Clermont Vampire – Matthew Clairmont’s son. A physician and scientist.
Marthe Vampire – Trusted and valued de Clermont family servant, close confidant of Ysabeau de Clermont.
Matthew Clairmont Vampire – Full name, Matthew Gabriel Philippe Bertrand Sebastien de Clermont. Matthew is the son of Ysabeau de Clermont, and father of Marcus Whitmore, among others. His educational credentials are too extensive to list here. In addition to working in his laboratory, Matthew enjoys reading books written by old friends and collecting wine.
Miriam Shephard Vampire – Matthew’s scientific colleague in Oxford.
Nathaniel WilsonDaemon – Computer whiz, son of Agatha Wilson, husband of Sophie Wilson, Margaret’s father, Marcus’s friend.
Peter KnoxWitch – Member of the Congregation.
Rebecca BishopWitch – Diana Bishop’s mother. Married to Stephen Proctor
Sarah Bishop Witch – Aunt of Diana Bishop, partner of Emily Mather.
Satu Järvinen Witch – Finnish Congregation member
Sean Human – Librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Sophie Norman Wilson Daemon – Nathaniel Wilson’s wife.
Stephen ProctorWitch – Diana Bishop’s father
Ysabeau de Clermont Vampire – Mother of Matthew Clairmont and wife of Philippe de Clermont.


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Cast – Season 1

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A Discovery of Witches – Season 1 Locations

Oxford Radcliffe Camera cityscapeOxford University – England where Diana is a visiting professor and Matthew a don
6 Reasons to Add the Bodleian Library to Your Book Bucket List ...The Bodleian Library – Oxford University – where Diana and Matthew first meet
Scotish scenery roadThe scenes set in Scotland were filmed near Llyn y Fan Fach lake in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales where Matthew visited Hamish to get away from Diana
Matthew room in the collegeVictorian Gothic mansion Insole Court in Llandaff (Cardiff) was the set for Matthews All Souls rooms
Die schöne Markthalle aus dem Jahr 1891, Cardiff.Cardiff Market, Cardiff Wales – where Diana, with Marcus’ help, shopped before preparing dinner for Matthew
A Discovery of Witches – S1 Ep 4 - Sept Tours - Review | Three If ...Sept-Tours – Auvergne, France – Matthews ancestral home is the Castle of Monselice (Castello Cini) located in the Veneto region of Italy
A Discovery of Witches CastleThe de Clermont’s family home, the Sept-Tours fortress, was filmed in the Castle of Monselice (Castello Cini). However, the towers and many elements and details of the compound were added using CGI effects. 
The vampire family palace interiorsThe dining hall of the Sept-Tours palace follows the same design as the noble rooms of the Italian castle, probably filmed in the studios.
Sept-Tours castleThe Gardens of the Aberglasney House in Llangathen (Carmarthenshire) are also featured in the series as the courtyards of the Sept-Tours castle in France. Where Domenico confronts Diana and Matthew
The French townThe village of Arquà Petrarca is also doubling for the fictional village of St. Lucien, which Deborah Harkness placed in Auvergne, France. The shoot was set at the oratory of the Santissima Trinità, in Francesco Petrarca’s house and in the neighboring streets.
The castle in ruinsThe ruins of Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Where Satu took Diana
The Venice ShootThe stronghold of the Congregation are located at the island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Die Seelen der Nacht drehortDiana’s aunt’s house, Sarah and Emily, was also filmed in the countryside in Wales, although in the books it is located in Madison County, New York
Aerial Filming in Cardiff Castle – Aerial Photography Wales ...Most interior sets were filmed in Cardiff Wales in the Bad-Wolf Production lots

Source: Filming Location Guide: Where Was A Discovery of Witches Filmed and Filming locations for A Discovery of Witches

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