Thursday, October 21, 2021

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 88! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 19 of The Book of Life

Take 88 - The One With the Paterfamilias

Description: Andrew Hubbard, Diana, and Matthew discuss their newly-realized family dynamic, and grapple with what must be done in order to protect the latest de Clermont black sheep -- Jack. We also fell victim to a self-inflicted Mandela effect! Wow! Maybe we should have reviewed the chapter prior to jumping in front of our mics, eh? 🀣 Later on in the episode (SIFTS), we discuss our "soft place(s) to land." We're curious...what's yours?

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.

We had no idea that Matthew would have this in common with Mr. Vader . . .

In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (04:35) Main discussion - ch 19 of The Book of Life - sponsored by Sarah Dye
  • (39:58) Housekeeping - Thank you listeners for the reviews (Anna P.)! Thank you, Silke for your lovely, thoughtful gift. Sponsored by Linda Zipp
  • (47:37) Save It For the Show - Topic: Our soft place to land- Sponsored by Lyn Serano
  • (57:47) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser.
  • (59:17) Last thoughts/Outro. 

Chapter 19, The Book of Life

  • Whose men’s crew team shirt was that, Diana? Explain! πŸ‘•
  • Now that Jack is asleep, it’s time for the adults to talk.
  • Jean points out that Matthew warned Diana that something like this may happen in the very beginning.
  • Angela points out that they created their own anomaly … JACK.
  • Gallowglass doesn’t care for Hubbard very much. Hubbard :“Ditto”
  • Diana starts on Hubbard … and winds up with her tail tucked.
  • Hubbard drops the mike. 🎀
  • “He was your responsibility. You made him MINE.”
  • What deal did Diana strike with Hubbard? Hubbard knows. Diana knows. We know. Matthew didn’t! BLINDSIDED
  • Gallowglass gets sent home. 
  • Matthew finds out that Diana gave her blood . . . he was worried about what he saw!
  • Grandparent vampire porn
  • The noise from Andrew’s briefcase . . . behold A PAGE FROM A782! Conceptio 
  • Another ditch avoided!
  • Edward Kelly gave the page to Hubbard, and Jack kept it safe.
  • All Andrew knows is that Benjamin was looking for the book. Then Gerbert’s brass head was brought up (suss!)
  • They discuss the plan to keep Jack from Benjamin
  • The Paterfamilias. Matthew steps up.
  • It seems Philippe thought the Romans needed some family discipline.
  • Matthew is the paterfamilias.  Hubbard, is reluctant.
  • Jack’s up. Matthew goes into training mode.
  • First thing: you need to hunt. Matthew put his Philippe hat on!
  • Jack’s blood rage starts flaring up, Matthew talks him down sternly.
  • Matthew (essentially) to Jack: “go home. Our training starts NOW’
  • Hubbard is ordered to stay in New Haven.
  • Matthew is feeling sorry for himself, ONCE AGAIN….
  • FIN

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