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Episode 71 – The Narrative Ish

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Happy Sunday, loves.

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.

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If you haven’t already, please leave us a rating or review on the podcast application of your choice! You can also support us via Patreon or by purchasing some C&C swag on Redbubble.

Keep your eyes peeled for our Time’s Convert reading schedule on Twitter and Facebook. Also, MARK YOUR CALENDARS for All Souls Con this October in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Next time, we PLOT.

xoxox

Cait and Jen

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Episode 70 – The List on the Seat of Our Pants, or, Our First Attempt to Talk About A Trilogy

Clovers,

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.

Download the episode here.

Thank you SO much to all of you who participated in our giveaway with the All Souls Discussion Group! We’re so glad you enjoyed the prizes and can’t wait to collaborate with Deb’s team again, soon. If you have a minute, we’d love if you review us on iTunes or Google Play or Facebook or the pod-gatherer of your choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, become a member of our Facebook group, support us on Patreon, or buy our merch on Redbubble. If we’re not to your taste, we hope you’ll check out our friends Daemons Discuss, the All Souls Witchy Women, and the All Souls Pod!

Thanks for all that you do to keep us going. We love you!

xox

Cait and Jen

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The Great Wrap-Up

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Clovers and friends!

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:

Episode 18: Cait and Jen and the Time Nautilus – A Discovery of Witches Wrap Episode 1. Time travel! Plot structure! Download the episode here.

Episode 19: Tweedy Malevolence – A Discovery of Witches Wrap Episode 2. Character arcs! Antagonists! Listener feedback! Download the episode here.

Episode 42: I Made Slides – Shadow of Night Wrap Episode 1. Otherwise known as Cait Fell Down a Powerpoint Hole and Shadow of Night Has Lots of Plots. Download the episode here.

Episode 45: This Diagram Is Not To Scale – Shadow of Night Wrap Episode 2. Time travel, character development, themes, and the not-so-subtle feeling that the universe is too large for our brains. Download the episode here.

Episode 68: Plotschund – Book of Life Wrap Episode 1. The Return of the Powerpoint. Download the episode here.

Episode 69: Segway Away – Book of Life Episode 2. Character arcs and themes and motifs and thoughts on how to land the ending of a trilogy. Download the episode here.

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.

As always, please feel free to show us a bit of love on the podcasting app or review site of your choice. It helps other people find us and makes our day. We’re so lucky to have you!

See you Sunday!

Love,

Cait

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Episode 68 – Plotschund

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Clovers.

You know what’s coming.

It’s big, it’s messy, it’s COLOR-CODED. It’s Cait’s Book of Life plot slideshow!

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!

Download the episode here.

You can reach us via e-mail at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, on Twitter @chamomilenclove, or on Facebook. You’re also welcome to rate us on Podchaser, support us on Patreon, or check out our pod merchandise on Redbubble.

Thanks–as always–for your love, feedback, and support.

See you next time,

xoxo

Cait and Jen

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Episode 67 – Sol in Denouement

More than that, the ouroboros symbolized our partnership. Matthew and I were an alchemical marriage of vampire and witch, death and life, sun and moon. That combination of opposites created something finer and more precious than either of us could ever have been separately.

We were the tenth knot.

Unbreakable.

Without beginning or end.

Deborah harkness, the book of life

Clovers.

We can’t believe that the day has finally come, but it’s time to close the last cover on Deb Harkness’s The Book of Life and close out our chapter discussion of the All Souls Trilogy. Hours and hours of planning and note-taking, laughing, crying, recording, and editing has come to an end. In this episode, we’re talking about Chapters 40 and 41 of the Book of Life, including the narrative conceit of blood rage, Diana’s character arc, and an unexpected (and apparently VERBOTEN) reference to Grease 2.

Download the episode here.

We managed to get through it without getting super emotional, but this feels momentous. As we close out the trilogy (and 2019), we want to make sure you know how blessed we are to be a part of this fandom and to have shared this incredibly detailed and magically expansive world with you. Thank you for your comments and e-mails, your tweets and hugs, your thought-provoking and inspiring engagement with this text. What an honor it’s been to go on this journey with you.

There’s still time to e-mail us your questions and comments for both our Book of Life and trilogy wrap discussions, so please drop us a line at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com if you’ve got something to say about this book or ANYTHING ELSE.

If you’d like, you can also follow us on Twitter @chamomilenclove or join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers. You can also support us by visiting our Redbubble store, our Patreon page, or simply by leaving a rating and review on Facebook, Podchaser, or the podcast app of your choice.

Thank you for making this so much fun. We love you.

With love, from cover to cover,

Cait and Jen