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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Nine – Gallowglass

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Luke Stackpoole

Ah, Gallowglass. The wandering star, the errant Gael. Gallowglass is a favorite for many readers — gallant, thoughtful, kind, funny, generous, and extremely loyal, he centers Diana for much of Shadow of Night and Book of Life when Matthew cannot. We love his sea shanties (especially the naughty ones), his postcards, and his fond, but antagonistic, relationship with Diana’s familiar, Corra. We cannot wait to see what the universe has in store for Gallowglass — and his very worthy heart — in future books

Are you #TeamGallowglass? Tell us why in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Ten.

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There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Eight – Marcus Whitmore

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For our eighth day, we celebrate Matthew Clairmont’s democratic, energetic son Marcus Whitmore, a vampire born into the de Clermont family during the Revolutionary War.

Marcus is a breath of fresh air in a family built on tradition — he loves fast cars, rock and roll, and the opportunity to modernize the Knights of Lazarus facilitated by Matthew and Diana’s trip to the past. We love Marcus’s playfulness, his immediate bond with Diana, and his ability to rise to the challenge of leadership while also bringing his father’s, er, “family business” into the twenty-first century. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Marcus when his book, Time’s Convert, comes out in September.

Is Marcus your favorite character? What do you most hope to see in “the Marcus book” this fall? Tell us about it in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Nine.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Seven – Philippe de Clermont

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On Day Seven, it’s time to talk about Philippe. We just met Philippe in our most recent episode, and it’s fair to say that we were pretty excited. And with good reason!

Deb often says that Philippe is the center around which the world of All Souls rotates — he’s ancient, crafty, compassionate, generous, thoughtful, authoritative, and exceptionally well-read. He rules over his family with a strong will, a deft wit, and a huge, courageous heart. In Shadow of Night, Philippe starts Matthew’s journey of redemption and teaches Diana her first lessons about becoming the leader of a large, diverse political family. He sees in her the heart and soul of his future family – the care of his son, spouse, and grandchildren to come. We get so little of Philippe, but what we do get is unforgettable.

What is your favorite Philippe moment? Tell us about it in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Eight.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Countdown to All Souls Con – Our Favorite Things about the All Souls Trilogy – Day Six – Ysabeau de Clermont

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James Coleman

On Day Six of our Countdown to All Souls Con 2018, we express our love and admiration for Ysabeau de Clermont, Matthew’s impossibly stylish, wickedly intelligent vampire mother. Ysabeau is a marriage of contradictions — dangerous and funny, remote and affectionate, stylish and savage. We love that she saved Matthew and gave him a chance at redemption. We love that she offers support, love, and guidance to Diana as she begins her life as the matriarch of a new clan. Ysabeau is an amazing character who raises and answers questions about motherhood, power, civilization, resilience, and change. She is dynamic and fascinating and we hope to see far more of her in books to come.

How do you feel about Ysabeau? Tell us what you love about her in our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers.

Ready for the next post? Here’s Day Seven.

Have a nomination for our countdown list? E-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, send us a message via Twitter @chamomilenclove, or send us a Facebook message!

There are still online passes available for All Souls Con 2018. Buy a pass and you’ll see us present on Friday, August 10 with the lovely Jennifer Covel!

We can’t wait to see you,

Cait and Jen

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Episode 23 – Philippe All Over the Page

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Ray Grau

New episode day, Clovers!

In this episode, we talk about Chapters 8-9 of Shadow of Night and find our way through the cold to Sept Tours and Philippe. This makes both of us exceptionally happy… until Matthew steps in things in Chapter 8, at least. Join as as we talk about patriarchy, authority, dominance, power, and growing up in our latest episode.

Download the episode here.

If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on Twitter @chamomilenclove or join our FB group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers. You can also e-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com.

Happy Sunday!

xoox

Cait and Jen