Thursday, January 23, 2020

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 62! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 36 of Shadow of Night

An adulterated portion of The Rake's Progress, by William Hogarth (1697-1764).  Plate VIII "Scene in Bedlam," engraved by H. Fernell

Take 62 - The One With "Who's You're Daddy?"

Description: With an urgent need to save her tormentors from Matthew's wrath, Diana finds herself guided by Father Hubbard to Bedlam. This dark, dank space for unwanted creatures is where Matthew ultimately decided to interrogate (and torture 😱) Christopher Marlowe and Louisa de Clermont. Matthew is eventually talked down from the tree, deals are made, and they go on with life with the understanding that it's time to go back to their present -- BUT -- not just yet, Ms. Bishop! Shadow of Night is decidedly about the fathers. It's time to face hers.

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!
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  • (00:00) πŸŽ‰ Happy New Year + updates! Associated links below . . .
  • (02:08) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (04:25) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Samantha, Indigo, and Suzanne + STEPHEN!
  • (13:50) Main discussion - see topic below - Sponsored by Briana Houston
  • (46:39) Housekeeping - Thank you Karin in Israel (podcast reviewer-we didn’t pay her, we promise), Zoe & Suzanne! Sponsored by Cynthia Poch
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  • (1:11:01) Last thoughts/Outro.
Chapter 36, Shadow of Night
  • Sometimes that happens—you go grocery shopping and random vampires stop you! Father Hubbard has words for Diana. Let’s examine this, shall we? Could it be her hot messy husband has started some sh*t?! SURPRISE! 
  • Hubbard knows! GASP? Did someone tell him? Could he smell it?
  • Matthew’s been trying to save witches! He’s also been making a mess ... 🀨
  • Matthew had his bases covered (or he thought he did. Hmmm.)
  • Christopher and Louisa are in Bedlam — being interrogated … by Matthew. An angry, blood-rage fueled Matthew. πŸ‘Ώ
  • Hubbard’s son, Amen Corner was offered to be a tour guide, but Hubbard accompanied her instead (if you insist, Diana). 
  • Deb’s writings of this place is very descriptive — very oubliette-like! 
  • Gallowglass is there, as always
  • Lousia’s nails had been trimmed — like a stray cat ! 😾
  • Angela’s ARC alternate reading experience! We love it !
  • Matthew has done this before . . .  YIKES! πŸ§›πŸ»‍♂️
  • Kit’s a lump on the floor, Louisa is chains! ⛓
  • Diana is offered a knife to protect herself . . . she declines. 
  • Louisa is essentially being tortured. 😳
  • We discuss whether we’d accept the knife to protect ourselves from our partners. Hmm…. 
  • The word "lover" is apparently frowned upon in this establishment! πŸ₯°
  • The art of using guilt as a tool! 
  • The guilt works … eventually!
  • We believe Philippe’s Matthew Management 101 course was quite helpful to Diana.
  • Louisa and her request to Diana … DENIED! Sorry, gurl!
  • We all know what happened to Louisa after this . . .  ☠️
  • “I care not what happens to himOOF! That hurts. πŸš‘
  • Deals have been made. Life goes on… a cloud started following Matthew and Diana … ☁︎
  • The story-crafting begins for 16th century Matthew's consumption.
  • Emily kind of left some stuff out with her explanation of traveling back in time . . . 
  • Chamomile, oak leaves, coffee . . . 
  • “Fancy meeting you here…” 
  • FIN 
  • A serenade by Angela! We DO have the license for that Karaoke music! 🎢
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