Thursday, May 16, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 51! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 24 of Shadow of Night

Dr. John Dee (... and a tree πŸ˜†)

Take 51 - The One With Dee and the Tree

Description: Life for Diana and Matthew in the 16th Century appears to be going as planned; Diana is learning new tricks and tips when it comes to her magic, and Matthew is doing what he does to keep the crown, the congregation & the order sated. George enters the scene with some news! He thinks he's found the trail to Diana's book. The trail in question leads to Dr. Dee's library and the treasures contained within. Meanwhile, in Mary's lab, a major event happening in that batch of prima materia that requires immediate attention!

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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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.
A sample page depicting plant life in the Voynich manuscript.
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:17) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (03:29) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Chi & Chloe!
  • (05:54) Main discussion - see topic below
  • (54:15) Housekeeping - Thank you Michelle, Katie,  Lauren, Dora, Jody and Terri
  • (1:02:54) Save It For the Show - Topic: Female Heroes
  • (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. 
  • (1:13:08) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 24, Shadow of Night
  • How to train your dragon!
  • Our intro to disguising spells!
  • The weaver cords (we liken them to rosary beads, a wand, or an athame…all these things are supposed to focus the user's intentions).
  • Damn Tea™ 2.0! ☕️
  • Questions and Diana’s power.
  • The coven examines Diana’s magical past
  • Knot making for spells.
  • We discuss Corra’s appearance and size.
  • We discuss other witches using disguising spells.
  • Diana is feeling good on her way home --- and then ... Kit! 😫
  • Diana’s Amazon packages . . .  πŸ›
  • Diana’s rat trap — silver gilt … a bit extravagant!
  • George! He’s got news! We'll get it eventually…
  • George, Matthew bites!
  • “Poor Edward!”
  • Kit’s freak out . . . Diana knows everyone’s fate! 😲
  • Dee and Kelly — wife swap?! 😳
  • NOBLETY! It’s a word now! πŸ˜‰
  • Matthew and Dee are already acquainted . . .
  • Dr. Dee kept diaries about his marriage. Or was it really just keeping score? ✅
  • QE1 was famous for stiffing people.
  • Matthew throws the Dee's some cash.
  • Jane and John often complained of being slighted.
  • Our impressions on Dee’s Library upon first read.
  • Diana is suitably impressed with this library
  • The rare text. With naked people!
  • The Voynich Manuscript
  • A theory: the fake manuscript. A spoof or an early attempt at fantasy/sci-fi.
  • The book that was stolen from Dee…
  • GERBERT! 😈
  • Diana was told not to ask questions for a REASON!
  • We discuss the near misses with Gerbert in this book.
  • We are introduced to the concept of Rudolf’s cabinet of curiosities
  • Mary summons Matthew and Diana! Something is happening.
  • Matthew has his lightbulb moment! πŸ’‘
  • Matthew adds his contribution to Mary and Diana’s experiment.
  • We bring up Marthe’s song.

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