We promise — the plot and time travel discussion is coming — we’re just chickens. Procrastinating chickens. This week, we’re talking about all the themes covered by the All Souls Trilogy — identity, family, love and trauma, redemption, the meaning of the epigraph, and on and on. While wrapping our brains around these huge topics, we’re also talking about redeeming antagonists, the price of responsibility, divinity, cosmic duologies, and even a little tiny bit of time travel. It’s a big, meaty episode, so dig in and let us know what you think by shooting us a message on Twitter, sending us an e-mail, or by joining our discussion group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers on Facebook.
How does one wrap up a trilogy? How does one pick up all of the threads of plot and character and all of the questions we asked in the dozens of episodes we asked in between the first cover and the last? You try your damned best and see what shakes out at the end. We made a list and we tried to follow it, y’all.
In this episode, we’re talking about character arcs, genre, antagonists, narration, fated mates, patriarchy, and women in fiction as they apply to the entire trilogy…. and we’re just getting started. Next time, it’s themes and motifs and maybe some time travel and… well, we’ll see how far we get.
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Starting this afternoon, we’ll begin recording our final two wrap episodes for the All Souls Trilogy — all three books, all at once. It’s going to be a blast.
In preparing for this episode, we’ve gone back into the vault and listened to our wrap episodes from A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and the Book of Life in order to tease out trilogy-wide themes, plots, character arcs, and motifs. While listening to the back catalogue, I realized it might be helpful for y’all to have all of our wrap episodes listed in one place. Accordingly, here’s a quick guide to our wrap episodes:
We are so excited to start talking about the trilogy as a whole and we hope you’ll join us. In the meantime, keep an eye out for more prizes and fun from the All Souls Discussion Group during the A Discovery of Witches TV 2020 Winter Watch! As always, you can find us on Facebook in the Chamomile & Clove Clovers group and on Twitter as @chamomilenclove. If you’re so inclined, you can check out our merchandise on Redbubble or become a member of our Patreon.
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This is our last discussion of The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. It is not, however, our last foray into the world of All Souls. In addition to our planned All Souls Trilogy wrap episodes, we will be continuing to discuss A Discovery of Witches the TV series, and will be venturing into a discussion of Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness. The point is, you’re not rid of us yet.
In this episode, we discuss themes, motifs, book favorites, and listener feedback for The Book of Life. Catch us next time for the first of our trilogy wrap episodes. We can’t wait!
Once you grab a copy of the slideshow and the beverage of your choice, you’re ready to embark upon the semi-epic discussion of the *seven* primary plots in the Book of Life and what does (and doesn’t) make the story move. In this episode, we’re also talking about character arcs and the results of our Clovers Facebook group polls before moving into our discussion of the themes, motifs, and highs and lows of the Book of Life in our next wrap. If you have something to contribute, now is the time!