Friday, April 19, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 49! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 23 of Shadow of Night

"[...] and when my sight returned, I found myself atop a mountain under a vast, starry sky."

Take 49 - The One With the Word

Description: Diana has just miscarried, and Matthew is a Mess™. We all examine our feelings and reactions to both characters in this episode. We also gather around with the witches to watch Diana cast her forespell! You were wondering about the episode title? Well, with this ritual a new creature emerges. How does this relate? F*cking Firedrake -- sound familiar? See what we did there? That also happens to be "the word" to get into our Facebook group. We caught ourselves trying to be clever! Please enjoy our splash back into the chapters; we certainly did!

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way when it is released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.
F*cking Firedrake!
In this episode: 
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (01:35) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Stephen, Chloe, Megg, Becca, Emily, Michelle, Monika & Stacey! Emails can be read *HERE*
  • (21:53) Main discussion - see topic below
  • (59:05) Housekeeping - Thank you Camille, Bethie49 & Karen
  • (1:04:50) Save It For the Show - Why must Matthew and Diana’s lifespans be concurrent?
  • (1:11:05) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page. Those of you with US numbers can text ADOW to 444999 to become a Discusser. 
  • (1:12:20) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 23, Shadow of Night
  • Our thoughts going into this difficult subject.
  • The witches spill the tea on Matthew!
  • Diana comes to Matthew’s defense.
  • Plans for weaving Diana’s first spell commence; no wallowing and self-pity allowed, so says Goody!
  • MATTHEW! We were so angry 😑😑😑
  • Trying to put the moves on Diana NOW?! Matthew!!!
  • Matthew’s poison of choice: opiates via blood.
  • The gifts -- we discuss Matthew's reasoning for hiding them from Diana.
  • Saved by Pierre!
  • Agnes Sampson is dead — the miscarriage isn’t the only thing bothering him.
  • Diana just wants to rest. We get it. Fight another day, Diana.
  • Matthew, you know what to do, TAKE DIANA TO GOODY’S 😑!
  • The wonderful ritual in preparation for her fore spell. The beautiful unique brooms, the salt and the circle.
  • The gossiping ghosts!
  • The threads/filaments.
  • Wings/barbed tail/A DRAGON! Nope. A firedrake.
  • Even the ghosts were scared! FTSIO!
  • Goody informs her that she needs to tie a knot, forge a spell, do SOMETHING!
  • Diana fights fire with fire!
  • A visit with the Goddess. On a mountain. Under the stars.
  • She comes to on Goody’s floor.
  • The firedrake decides to hang out inside of Diana.
  • The tree? A theory is posed here.
  • Matthew senses Diana’s unease…he’s coming to collect her. Don't cause a scene, Matthew!
  • The "darkness" - the few witches that can “move between worlds”
  • Matthew needs assurance that Diana is alright.
  • Matthew and Diana are more similar than either imagined.
  • Back to Goody’s to make a magic plan for Diana!
  • Off to Mary’s . . .
  • A new idea for a new experiment! Sludgy prima materia, blood, and who needs needles? Not Diana!
The image Valerie was trying to describe . . .
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