Sunday, November 21, 2021

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 89! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 20 of The Book of Life

The Duchess of Marlborough, Sarah Churchill

Take 89 - The One With the Murals

Description: We aren't gas-lighting you this time! We swear -- this is the episode with pictures on the wall! In this chapter, we journey through young Jack's troubled blood-raged mind using the images he creates as a medium to convey his wounds, his sins, his fears, and his hopes for the future. Together with Matthew, Andrew, Gallowglass, and (hmph) Chris they navigate a path forward ... until! Please be advised, due to our current work and personal obligations, our episodes have had a stagnated schedule in this last quarter, but we are on our way to righting the ship! Thanks for your patience, and enjoy this episode.

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.
Yo Yo Ma & the "Duchess's" sister, "Petunia" Article here

In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (02:40) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you Darja, Ana, and Noelle. Truncated emails can be read in full *HERE*
  • (14:15) Main discussion - Chapter 20 of TBOL - Sponsored by Becca Vork
  • (1:01:12) Housekeeping - Thank you, Annie, Steph, and Birigit - Sponsored by Norma Young
  • (1:04:50) Save It For the Show - Topic: Take 90 opinions!  - Sponsored by Laurie Warren
  • (1:21:06) 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.
  • (1:22:35) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 20, The Book of Life
  • We love the details of this chapter, it’s also apparent that Diana and Matthew cannot have a “quiet life”
  • We are in an omniscient point of view
  • The summons in the middle of the night. ๐Ÿ“ž
  • Miriam arrives…she’s a bit freaked out again.
  • Diana is awake … she’s told to stay home.
  • Wolf pack articles! Lessons on how to raise a vampire family
  • At Gallowglass’ place the scene set is very haunting. Jack was “redecorating”
  • Jean gives us an Easter egg for the ship "Endeavour" ⚓️
  • Bach’s St. Matthew’s passion plays . . .  jack is painting furiously in a manic state
  • Chris is there, WTF?! ๐Ÿคจ
  • “Dick-no-tized” … Jean! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿš™
  • The plantation chair and Chris. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  • Chris continues to needle Matthew and us. ๐Ÿ˜ก
  • Andrew Hubbard has been dealing with Jack for a long time; thank goodness he know what to do.
  • There were studies of hands, Jacks memories, and (!!!) Benjamin
  • Philippe’s GIFT? What? ๐ŸŽป
  • The Duchess of Marlborough…
  • We wonder why Philippe would save Jack, while ordering Matthew to cull his grandchildren in New Orleans? ๐Ÿค”
  • Matthew picks up Duchess in order to steer Jack out of his frenzy.
  • Chris is goal-focused to get data.
  • Whoops! Content error! It’s Mozart, not Bach who did Lacromsa (the requiem)
  • Jack draws Diana, and this seems to be the end of his frenzy
  • Jack comes to, and realized what he did.
  • The wolf story…๐Ÿบ
  • Matthew is aghast at Jack’s science ignorance
  • All for one…and all that jazz ๐Ÿ™„
  • We love snooty Matthew….
  • It’s time to talk about the different experiences,
  • Matthew and Chris have a chat. Two samples were taken from Jack while he was filled with blood rage!
  • There is no known cure for blood rage
  • A bit of science talk ….then…
  • The boys have returned…
  • We met somebody while walking…. whoops ๐Ÿ˜–
  • FIN

The picture from The World of All Souls -- by Colleen Madden
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