Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness
this book was better than the last one. it didn't lag as much as Discovery of Witches, though i still thought that at times it read more like a history paper than a fictional novel. of course for diana, the history professor, to be married to a 1500 year old vampire that was friends with just about every historically famous/important person in the 1500s it's just the awesomest thing ever! /sarcasm

it was a pretty decent book overall.