Thursday, July 18, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 55! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 29 of Shadow of Night

A Komondor (like Lobero!)

Take 55 - The One With the Bright Hues

Description: After some gentle persuasion (ha!), Edward Kelley points Diana and Matthew to Rabbi Loew in order to find the lost book (presently known as Ashmole 782). The Rabbi can offer no assistance, however he can escort Diana to the Jewish town to meet Abraham, maker of spells, and mother of the Golem ๐Ÿ˜†. Diana exchanges methods with Abraham, gains some insight, allows her familiar to have a play date, and a inadvertently has a chance encounter with a future er..."problem"? Matthew, getting drowned by the chaos that their lives have become, has had enough! Newlywed drama! We talked the heck out of this one! Enjoy!

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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!
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Statue of Rabbi Loew
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (--:--) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - None this week! The Goddess has blessed us with some extra time at the last minute to do this episode! Bygones, and feel free to write in/call in on this chapter. We will address it (contact links below)! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค
  • (04:48) Main discussion - see topic below - Sponsored by Iwona Accurso
  • (1:30:30) Housekeeping - - Thank you, Lauren! Also thank you to shannon_rdz  for our wonderful review- Sponsored by Kris Boyer
  • (1:35:11) Save It For the Show - Topic: Sex and the Trilogy, and beyond- Sponsored by Wendy Taylor
  • (1:47:18)  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. 
  • (1:48:31) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 29, Shadow of Night 
  • Our thoughts and impressions of Old/Jewish Town.
  • We read the chapter opening, and we discuss careful negotiations to get Matthew and Diana to Jewish town. We wonder (why the negotiations?). Is this Philippe business or congregation business?
  • Diana and Matthew pay off the doctor with chickens! ๐Ÿ“
  • Rudolf’s not “I promise you will not starve. I’LL keep you satisfied.” Boo! Rudolf! ๐Ÿคฌ
  • Matthew gets side-eyed a lot in Jewish Town! Matthew, what have you done?!
  • We discuss Philippe’s names.
  • Matthew was rather reverent of the Rabbi. Angela says that it was nice not to meet another clown! ๐Ÿคก
  • We find out Matthew’s been snooping around about the Golem. Matthew assures the Rabbi that this was not about that.
  • We appreciate that the Rabbi is not above common snark! ๐Ÿ˜
  • The cauldron of ink… a little history lesson ๐Ÿง
  • We get the idea that Rabbi knows that Diana is a time walker. He’s been given a heads up, after all.
  • God made Matthew ~ Rabbi Loew; Matthew has a soul ~ Goody Alsop
  • Diana is back to being a student!
  • Jean brings up the fact that Diana is part of Ariel’s family — not just married into it.
  • We talk about the (mis)deeds that may have caused strife between the Jews and Philippe. At least he tries to do better ๐Ÿ˜ณ.
  • Rabbi tells what he knows of the lost book.
  • Diana wants to know if the words were moving. The book is alive! Matthew: WHAT? Lol
  • Matthew may not be the lesser of two evils between him in Rudolf with the residents of Jewish Town.
  • Matthew gets scolded for dangling Edward out the window. Whoops!
  • Matthew is informed that Diana’s got to get information without him. Matthew must really really respect this Rabbi to let her go and meet the weaver.
  • We discuss the related predators with the vampires we know.
  • Herr Maisel - he helps with “small” financial matters, then we go into a ditch of the collective historical knowledge of Jean and Angela
  • We discuss the marking of the Jews, and bad humanity throughout history. We drag ourselves out of the sad ditch.
  • The speech about tolerance. It’s very important. Toleration is not always enough.
  • We walk in on Abraham and David having a heated discussion.
  • DING DING DING! — the bright hues
  • We get a little Hebrew lesson: leech = vampire
  • Abraham lets us know that there were more weavers prior to the covenant. Hmmm….
  • THE FIREDRAKE! She wants to play! ๐Ÿ‰
  • Diana tries to rein her in, and the men evacuated.
  • The Golem!
  • The Firedrake has an admirer!
  • Abraham and Diana do a compare/contrast of their power.
  • We discuss the the similarities between Abraham and Diana’s magic.
  • We compare the Golem to Frankenstein’s monster.
  • The firedrake is finally asleep. ๐Ÿ’ค
  • Herr F*cks, Fooks, Fuecks, Fuchs….
  • What kind of business what Herr Fuchs doing?!
  • Herr Maisel to the rescue!
  • Abraham gives Diana advice on obtaining the book.
  • “Don’t forget” — a lot of people tell Diana this throughout the series.
  • Maisel escorts Diana back to Matthew. They head home to the three Ravens
  • Lobero! Yet another gift! 
  • Household drama!
  • And the note … from guess who?
  • Matthew establishes his method of control over Diana. She’s not so easy to control, though.
  • They need counseling! We volunteer!
  • The double D!
  • SAY IT!
  • From the D to the O! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  • Matthew and his regret. We weren’t sure if the fifth question was appropriate at this moment.
  • End chapter.
The astronomical clock of Prague
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