Monday, September 27, 2021

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 87! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 18 of The Book of Life

Jack's scent is the least of what's changed about him . . .

Take 87 - The One With Coal Fires & Foggy Mornings

Description: JACK! Jack tells his tale to Matthew and Diana, Hubbard fills in the gaps, but we now have a picture of what Jack suffered through, and who was mostly responsible for his anguish. Stay tuned for our SIFTs segment, where we do a podcast version of "vague-booking" -- 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. 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.

We love that Jack had different Loberos throughout his life
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (04:53) Discusser emails/Speakpipe -  - Thank you Stephen, Kristin, and Julie. Truncated emails can be read in full *HERE*
  • (12:56) Main discussion - ch 18 of The Book of Life - sponsored by Kimberly Babcock
  • (1:03:12) Housekeeping - Thank you Lyn, Barbara, and a review from Audible! Sponsored by Nicole Menna
  • (1:06:50) Save It For the Show  - Topic: Looking to expand creatively - Sponsored by Catherine Brown
  • (1:13:32) 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.
  • (1:15:02) Last thoughts/Outro. 

Chapter 18, The Book of Life

  • It’s JACK!
  • Coal fires and foggy mornings . . . ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  • Matthew watches the scene from afar. We wonder if he doesn’t trust Gallowglass to actually protect Diana? ๐Ÿค”
  • OH NO. Jack has the blood rage!
  • Did we expect father Hubbard in first read? 2 no, 1 yes.
  • Diana’s getting choked out, and Matthew is scuffling with Hubbard! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  • The many Loberos . . .
  • Jack’s blood rage is really skittish; anything can set it off.
  • We reiterate that Matthew remains a dead-beat dad.
  • We mention his book description vs. the TV iteration of F. Hubbard
  • They enter the house to listen to Jack’s tale. STORY ๐Ÿ“– TIME!
  • Gallowglass is not happy with this situation. A scuffle with Hubbard just proved that he should have taken up the offer to practice his "wrestling" with Chris.
  • “Mistress Roydon” … “My name is Bishop”
  • Father Hubbard is your grandson, Matthew (MIKE DROP) ๐ŸŽค
  • Benjamin Fox is Hubbard’s sire, and now Benjamin wants Jack for the blood rage.
  • Gallowglass enters the “jump to conclusions” mat.
  • Our assumptions included a ring criminal kids or the land of misfit toys ... Gallowglass went a little further with his.
  • Gallowglass gets pinned, and we are in the ditch ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿš™
  • Hubbard is strong … ๐Ÿ’ช
  • Diana calls Corra? We wonder why?
  • Corra flies around with fire and song . . . we question the “fire” part ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  • Corra remembers Jack (but we point out that, for Corra, it wasn’t that long ago)
  • They settle in to listen to Jack’s tale ... OK, NOW it's STORY ๐Ÿ“– TIME!
  • Jack had the plague prior to his transformation.
  • We learn of Annie's death —wait…Annie’s dead?! 
  • We learn the fates of Walter and Henry through Jack’s story -- but Matthew knew this, right?!
  • Jack asked to become a vampire … he wanted to see Matthew and Diana again.
  • We learn that Benjamin manipulated Jack through his feelings for Matthew.
  • OH! Philippe knew…
  • Matthew had no idea of Philippe’s admiration of Matthew; Matthew, get over yourself. ๐Ÿคจ
  • Jack goes into a blood rage, and Matthew takes control.
  • We discuss how Diana can articulate the intricacies of blood rage when it appeared to the reader that she had only limited exposure to Matthew in this state.
  • The blood feds the blood rage vampire AND the blood rage.
  • The tale gets more horrific “Vampire on the loose in London” ๐Ÿ“ฐ
  • Peter . . . what were you doing?! Getting PAID, is what he was doing! ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘
  • Ugh…Benjamin and crew are AWFUL
  • Ultimately, the tale makes Jack (and us) sick ๐Ÿคข
  • Diana weaves spells to calm Jack down and help him sleep. Jean sees this as a mild version of spell binding.
  • “You’re Jack’s father. You always have been” ๐Ÿฅบ
  • FIN

Sir Walter's study in the Tower of London
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