Thursday, September 12, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 56! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 30 of Shadow of Night

Diana + Corra are not to be trifled with, Matthew!

Take 56 - The One With the Feisty Females

Description: Gifts, Noblety™, hunting (in 1591, and in present-day), suspicion, submission, reverence, and BENJAMIN?! Yeah, this was a trip. Buckle up, because we may lose a hubcap, or four! We watch Matthew attempt to handle the current females in his life; with Šárka he has some success, not so much with Corra, and the jury has been out with Diana. We offer sage advice to any vampire out there with a witch wife: If she has a firedrake, don't piss her off. Just sayin'.

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 as episodes are 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.
The fireplace inscription we were discussing. See our IG post here
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  • (00:30) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (02:47) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Zoe, Shell & Chloe
  • (08:44) Main discussion - see topic below
  • (1:03:47) Housekeeping - Thank you, iamjustB, corsetsandswords, irishcole6, melbec8, and Brad!
  • (1:09:25) Save It For the Show - Topic: Character redemption through cute actors.
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  • (1:20:14) Last thoughts/Outro. 

A merlin like Šárka
Chapter 30, Shadow of Night
  • The Compendium. First read we were clueless! We’ve since been enlightened.
  • Diana does some pre-emptive soothing. Gallowglass has a plan to get a glance of the book. Boy does he! 😈
  • Goop! The Egg! Google it! 🥚
  • Matthew’s gift to Diana. A re-gift? No, maybe a back up plan in case of a spousal f*ck up!
  • King Francis and his motto . . . "I nourish and extinguish"
  • Diana’s freak-out . . . was this a re-gift?!
  • Matthew realizes that they need to FTSIO their way out of Prague! 
  • Rudolf’s Noblety™; Diana is surrounded by the women of his court, and we for some reason we veer into the ditch!
  • The birds arrive. Rudolf introduces Augusta to Diana. Augusta notices Matthew. We discuss the predators acknowledging the other.
  • An "incel" - we imagine this is what Rudolf's life would be if he wasn't the emperor. 🙄
  • "Were I the wolf…" Matthew, you sly dog. We appreciate his demeanor and outfit described in the text.
  • Matthew’s left with Šárka . . . 
  • Matthew communicates with the animals almost as much as Diana!
  • Gyrfalcon. We were both wrong! It's with a "soft" G: gyr·fal·con /ˈjərˌfalkən/ - listen
  • We discuss this method of hunting (the birds of prey, the dogs, the horses, the testosterone, yada, yada, yada).
  • Šárka wins!
  • Diana asks the question that leads us into the Cliff's Notes of the legend of Šárka.
  • Enter an absolutely random suggestion: A Masque, you say?
  • Diana saves the day by dangling Zeus in front of Rudolf. 🐿
  • The missing compendium — uh oh!
  • Turns out the compendium is magical, BECAUSE Diana cast a spell on it.
  • Matthew’s insecurities turn into full-on suspicion — it’s not a good thing. 😳
  • Gallowglass senses an impending fight. Gallowglass: “unf*ck your shit, people!”
  • Corra is unleashed! 
  • Suspicion
  • Acknowledgement
  • Trepidation
  • Surrender
  • Reverence
  • Enlightenment
  • Equality.
  • End chapter.
One of Deb's posts elaborating on the compendium
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