Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 86! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 17 of The Book of Life

This chapter serves the reader a buffet of events to focus on...

Take 86 - The One Without a Titular Event

Description: The twins, the library research, the lab discoveries, mystery characters -- oh my! Yes, with all of this we couldn't come up with a good title, so we did a "Hail Mary"! Better luck next episode! Enjoy.

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.

Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome Italy - its archives are where Kircher's correspondences are kept
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (03:50) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Stephanie, Laurie, & Zoe
  • (12:20) Main discussion - ch 17 of The Book of Life - sponsored by Katheryn Quirk
  • (1:10:06) Housekeeping - Thank you Becca, Barbara, and a reviewer on Audible! Sponsored by Nancy Forrester
  • (1:04:50) Save It For the Show - Topic: Sound Effects - it ends at 1:30:53 - Sponsored by Elena Tronco
  • (1:31:12) 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.
  • (1:32:44) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 17, The Book of Life
  • Apple and Bean! πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘Ά
  • We wonder what human is providing OBGYN care? One of Marcus’ peeps?
  • “The hard work of becoming” — we love Deb’s writing in this chapter
  • We learn that Diana would be grounded after October 1st! she’s got a deadline!
  • Marcus’s junk DNA theories weren’t junk after all!
  • No word from Benjamin yet. πŸ‘Ή
  • Sympathy for the Devil ringtone signals that brother Baldwin is checking in
  • We thought this was a rather mild conversation with Baldwin
  • Baldwin knows ALL.
  • Non-committal fucks are frowned upon in this Daemon establishment
  • Phone? SMASH!πŸ“±
  • Enter Gallowglass — we notice Matthew all of a sudden gets possessive 
  • Gallowglass is besotted with Apple and Bean (?)
  • Lucy and Diana are at it again.
  • “The Transfer of Property,” in Matthew and Gallowglass’s case requires an escape plan.
  • Was Lucy taking Diana at her word on events that Diana witnessed while time walking
  • Jean informs that the Vatican is notorious for “losing things”
  • Matthew calls the library and an annoyed librarian is the gatekeeper . . . 😑
  • Something strange is happening at the lab
  • Lucy is invited to the lab…
  • Gallowglass escorts both of them to the lab
  • Miriam: “I WON!’
  • Chris: “MORE DATA!”
  • The page from A782 is fluctuating in weight. Weird! Maybe not if it’s a “magical container”
  • Diana: Humans, not so dumb after all!🀨
  • Obtaining creature DNA will be challenging.
  • Gallowglass offers Marcus’s children. Matthew forgot to disclose this fact
  • Thanks to Chris, we picture Miriam after dark 🍷
  • Eva . . . Baldwin had a girlfriend!
  • Back to the library to run into more obstacles, and a link to Prague
  • Headed back home, Gallowglass reveals when he moved to New Haven … wait, who is this?
  • “You’re a hard woman to find, Mistress Roydon” ❤️
  • FIN

Villa Montdragone
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