Thursday, October 29, 2020

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 77! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 9 of The Book of Life

Didn't we all know a Cassie and Lydia? 🀬

Take 77 - The One With the Cheerleaders

Description: After everyone's apparent survival of the --now famous-- Lugnasidah party, the local coven witches who have been invited into Matthew and Diana's lives, suddenly get way more involved than anyone intended! This was the result of Diana's inadvertent burst of magic used to save young Grace's life. Suddenly, everything that Diana was saving to reveal only to Sarah is out in the open TO EVERYONE! Will the coven pass the test? Stay tuned!

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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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.

Some Temperamental Tempranillo wines

In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (02:08) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Zoe, Retta, and Monica
  • (05:05) Main discussion - Chapter 9 of The Book of Life - Sponsored by Jody Kozey
  • (43:04) Housekeeping - Thank you, Zoe, Bishmont (review from Canada) and Patricia - Sponsored by Nancy Forrester
  • (49:34) Save It For the Show - TOPIC: A mysterious promotional video - Sponsored by Sarah Dye
  • (55:33) 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. 
  • (57:00) Last thoughts/Outro. 

Topic: Chapter 9, The Book of Life
  • Lugnasidah Party! Check! πŸ‘―‍♂️πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³
  • We go into the subject of “witchy songs”πŸ§™πŸ»‍♀️
  • Matthew wasn’t impressed with the music of the witches πŸ˜–
  • Tempranillo wine!🍷
  • Grace is the adventurous one of the Grace/John duo.
  • Men standing around dude-talking about the tree growing out of the fireplace ...
  • Matthew needed a home, family and pack. So does Diana.
  • Hey that potluck wasn’t so bad! Also, Diana does a bit of humble bragging.
  • Fernando was a hit among the witchy women!πŸ’•
  • Sarah bellows to Fernando to help her with the fire; we wonder why Sarah couldn’t do it herself? We conclude that either she's trying to yank Fernando out of the conversation, needed some comfort, or the wine got to her witchy fingers!
  • Val shares the tale of her utter panic vs. dreaming about her future family.
  • Matthew instructs Diana how to half-truth 🀣
  • Grace — like a moth to a flame! πŸ”₯
  • Diana inadvertently discloses her powers to all who were in the room …
  • Matthew has a way with the little ladies…
  • Diana’s disguising spell is a bit disheveled! She’s shiny! And she’s really absorbent. 🀭
  • We discuss the state of Diana’s weavers cords
  • Enter Corra!
  • Vivian joins them, and now they are drinking coffee. Shit just got serious. ☕️
  • Diana explains her familiar, the fact that she’s a weaver, and basically all of it.
  • Sarah slags off Stephen’s powers; we proceed to psychoanalyze Sarah. It’s fun and easy!
  • Vivian backs up Sarah’s assertion, but we assume it’s because Stephen had to hide his powers
  • Sarah finds out Stephen was in 1591 -- which brings us to our point: How on earth is this man considered a BASIC WITCH⁉️⁉️⁉️
  • Diana explains that weavers were killed.
  • They all examine Diana’s absorbed cords…
  • The witches can’t wait to tell the coven that Diana can make new spells, and how it will bug Cassie and Lydia! Sarah puts a stop to it. Nope. Not going to happen,
  • Abby argues that they need to be completely honest with the coven. Caleb is like “hey, this is good test for us”. Diana: FTSIO.
  • Vivian leaves the decision to disclose to Sarah.’
  • Mother Ursula’s prophecy
  • Sarah’s got bragging rights!
  • Vivian gives Diana advice on how to help SarahπŸ€”
  • Seer sucker shirts tend to not be what we think of when we think of sexy time!
  • Matthew and Diana are discussing her new powers in the afterglow . . .
  • Diana gives the lie, “I have enough power, I don’t need any more!”
  • LIAR
  • FIN
From Stevie Nicks, we'll always take a witchy tambourine!

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