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Wondrous Word Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme from Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and write a post.

My words this week are from Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.

elocution – the skill of clear and expressive speech, esp. of distinct pronunciation and articulation.

“I would be happy to give you elocution lessons, Mistress Roydon.”

prescient – having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.

“If you are so prescient, then you should have foreseen what your betrayal would mean to me.”

crenellations – the battlements of a castle or other building.

“Smoke came from chimneys tucked out of sight behind the towers’ crenellations, the jagged outlines suggesting that some crazed giant with pinking shears had trimmed every wall.”

oubliette – a secret dungeon with access only through a trapdoor in its ceiling

“When she failed, Satu threw me into the oubliette.”

hippocras – wine flavored with spices

“By the time the hippocras started flowing and a delicious nut brittle made with walnuts and honey was passed along the table, their commentary was downright ribald and Matthew’s responses were just as barbed.”



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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I know many readers are a fan of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.  I loved the book, and have eagerly awaited the July release of it’s sequel, Shadow of Night.  Here’s some good news – today only, Amazon is offering the Kindle version of A Discovery of Witches  for $2.99!  An 81% savings!

If you haven’t read it, you can read the description at GoodReads here, and a review at Alison’s Book Marks.

Warner Bros. has plans to adapt Deborah Harkness’ novel, A Discovery of Witches, into a feature film and, Variety reports, they’ve brought aboard David Auburn to provide the screenplay.

See the book trailer of A Discovery of Witches below:

Here is today’s link to purchase the book for your Kindle, or free Kindle reader app, for only $2.99!


Another daily deal from Amazon for your Kindle is Into the Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick.  This e-book is normally $11.00, but today on Amazon it’s FREE!  Click here for the download.

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