A Discovery of Witches
Historian Diana Bishop is a witch denying her own heritage. When she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford’s library, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic vampire Matthew Clairmont. Matthew is driven to solve the looming threat of the creatures’ decline and extinction. But their unlikely alliance to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands – and their deepening relationship – threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between the species.
In Oxford’s Bodleian library, brilliant American historian and reluctant witch Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up an ancient magical manuscript, Ashmole 782, which has been missing for centuries and finds herself confronted by acclaimed geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont, who is determined to get his hands on the book.
Blind to the interest she has stirred amongst creatures, Diana fights an increasing pull towards the magical and turns her back on her witch heritage, but matters take an unexpectedly dark turn when Satu is sent by Peter Knox to intimidate her.
Domenico takes information he’s extracted from Satu to menacing vampire Gerbert, who gains the advantage he has been waiting for. After sending Juliette into the world to do his bidding, Gerbert consults with Meridiana, the witch whom he keeps in thrall, but what does the prophecy she delivers mean?
Matthew’s hope of keeping Diana safe at Sept-Tours appears short-lived as Ysabeau refuses to welcome the warmblood under her roof.
Gillian pays a heavy price for her disloyalty to Diana, but not before news that vampires are studying witch DNA reaches Knox. The fall-out threatens the fragile equilibrium between creatures and the focus is on ending Matthew and Diana’s relationship whatever the cost.
Satu brutally tortures Diana in Gerbert’s isolated castle ruins. Matthew, now sworn to hunt down and kill anyone who tries to harm Diana, attempts a daring airborne rescue mission with Baldwin in tow, but they are too late to prevent Satu invoking dark magic in a bid to open up Diana and see the magic inside her.
After confronting her aunts, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child.
Matthew worries the Book of Life is making Diana ill. Marcus isn’t ready to give up on Phoebe.
Matthew must account for his visit to Bohemia. Matthew and Diana reach a new level of intimacy.
Matthew and Diana return from Elizabethan London to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. Agatha challenges Knox in the Congregation. Diana learns she’s carrying twins.
Diana and Matthew are shocked when Jack Blackfriars reappears, but their joy is short-lived. Chris seeks samples from Matthew’s family to research blood-rage.
In New Orleans, Matthew and Marcus struggle to reconnect with Marcus’s children. In London, Diana and Phoebe find a lead in their hunt for the missing pages.
Struggling to pin down T.J. Weston, Diana, Phoebe, and Sarah seek help from other witches. Benjamin has a proposition for Satu. Matthew finally returns home.
Benjamin’s plan to bring down the de Clermonts is set into motion. Matthew and Diana return to Sept-Tours with the twins. Gerbert demands to examine the babies.
After receiving Benjamin’s message, Matthew leaves Sept-Tours at dawn to track him down. Diana enlists Sarah’s help to finally get the Book of Life.
As Benjamin tortures Matthew to near death, Diana makes plans to rescue him. Revelations from the Book of Life illuminate the long-hidden secrets of creatures.
absolutely loved this show
Man, this was bad.
I'd heard good things about this, but for one reason or another never got around to watching it. I've not binged all three seasons in a little over a week. Wow. This was a beautiful story from beginning to end. Not really what I'm used to finding on shudder since there is no actual horror involved. In the parts that would normally be considered horror (violent deaths) are mostly off screen so if you're looking for scares this isn't it. At the heart it's a romance, but it's so much more than that. With elements of fantasy, magic, and underlying messages about diversity and learning to live with people who are different from you.
Horror Romance, sub genre a must!
Love the books before the tv series came out. You want answers to some of the unanswered questions then read the trilogy. Thank you for creating this but I do wish it would have gone more viral. Those saying to much of a twilight vibe are sadly mistaken and misguided. However s3e7 will not play. Says there is an error code. Please fix so I can binge watch again.