Thursday, April 16, 2020

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 67! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 41 & 42 of Shadow of Night - The End of the Journey!

We had to go with the car on this one!

Take 67 - The One With the Welcoming Committee

Description: We ride along with Diana and Matthew as they navigate their way back to their present, ready to face the future. We also get a little glimpse back at the 16th Century with our old friends, Andrew and Annie. AND we visit with Will, and get his side of the story. Either way, we are HOME.

In order to get ready for The Book of Life, listeners, our next episode will be a look back at Shadow of Night, and a glance forward to The Book of Life.

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š  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.

Herengracht, Amsterdam
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (02:11) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, B, Rebecca, and Chris M.
  • (08:00) Main discussion - see topic below - Sponsored by Susie Glenn
  • (54:04) Housekeeping - Thank you, Stephen, Norfolk Witch & Olivia! Sponsored by NJ
  • (1:05:54) Save It For the Show - TOPIC: Current Events (sorry!๐Ÿ˜ž) Sponsored by Michelle Parikh
  • (1:20:00) 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. 
  • (1:21:32) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 41, Shadow of Night
  • The navigation process to the present ๐Ÿงณ๐Ÿงญ
  • Jean notices the correlation between the colors of the threads to the multiverses.
  • Angela compares the strands to fire.
  • Is Diana wanting to take short cuts to get back? Is she aiming towards the people, or actual places?
  • The root to the unseen tree๐ŸŒณ
  • They landed in the Bishop House๐Ÿก
  • Diana’s hair! It’s changed again!
  • THE BLASTED TREE! The seed got planted when they left!
  • The pilgrims badge, Matthew cast his own magic with their blood
  • Oh, but the tree blooms! Its fruit: the page, and a key….
  • Marcus and Hamish planned ahead and made sure they had what they needed to travel back.
  • Yes, Diana the kitchen is still brown. Lay off of Sarah! When should she have painted? Or wash her car, for that matter?!
  • Diana is quick to reach for the phone …. NOOOOO!
  • Diana did actually learn a lot about her magic.
  • Syracuse, Montreal, then Amsterdam … itinerary sorted!
  • That 17th Century Mansion. OF COURSE, it’s a mansion! ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Marcus’ affection for arachnid cars. ๐Ÿ•ท
  • Matthew trades the car in! Sorry Marcus!
  • The bells on the goats ๐Ÿ
  • The memories of Philippe ๐Ÿ˜”
  • Matthew is a self-aware old lady.
  • Sophie, Ysabeau, Sarah and Margaret were waiting . . . 
  • THE BABIES! Not child! CHILDREN! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ถ
  • Twins run in Diana’s family . . . Ysabeau’s too!
  • In every ending, there is a new beginning.๐Ÿ–ค
Chapter 42, Shadow of Night
  • Marlowe is dead, he’s given the statue to Annie and Annie brings it to Hubbard.๐Ÿน
  • We wonder if Kit was walking into his own death, or did he know that he was going to die?
  • Annie was no fan of Kit.
  • We learn that Hubbard has a page of the book!๐Ÿ“–
  • Jean gives us some scandalous trivia on Shakespeare๐Ÿ˜
  • Hubbard sends Annie to attend to Shakespeare…
  • Shakespeare gets a hold of some of Kit’s words.
  • THE SHADE! It was interesting to read Shakespeare's side of the story.
  • We learn what happened to the rest of the School of Night
  • The first anomaly has been solved!
  • Black is the badge of Hell, the hue of dungeons and the School of Night.
  • FIN
Here's the Spyder with the doors up!
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