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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!

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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.

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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

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Episode 66 – The Comeuppance Triptych

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Happy Sunday, dearest Clovers!

It’s a momentous day. Somehow, on Matthew and Diana’s wedding anniversary (four hundred and something years later), we made our way to the climax of the Book of Life. In Chapters 37-39, we’re talking about rescuing Matthew, James Bond, Peak Diana, moral authority, and the difference between justice and vengeance. It’s a fitting end to a momentous, exciting story and we’re so glad you’re a part of it.

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If you have THOUGHTS, IDEAS, QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, or POLL IDEAS for our book and trilogy wrap episodes, now is the time! Get in touch via Twitter @chamomilenclove, by e-mail at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, or through our Facebook page.

If you like what we do, consider supporting us by leaving a review on iTunes, buying some merch on Redbubble , or by becoming a patron.

We’ll catch you next time for our VERY LAST chapter discussion for the All Souls Trilogy!

Xoxoxo,

Cait and Jen

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Episode 65 – Feisty Heisty

Clovers!

Happy Sunday from sunny Savannah! We hope this week’s episode will keep you company as you travel to visit family for the Thanksgiving holiday or as you cook, or work out, or walk the dog, or knit, or do whatever brings you peace during this busy time of year.

In this episode, we’re planning a heist! Join us as we discuss Chapters 34-36 of the Book of Life and learn how Diana plans to acquire… the Book of Life. We’ll talk about symmetry, villainy, some Peak Harkness writing craft, and the illustrious Bright Born.

Download the episode here.

If you have THOUGHTS, IDEAS, QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, or POLL IDEAS for our book and trilogy wrap episodes, now is the time! Get in touch via Twitter @chamomilenclove, by e-mail at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, or through our Facebook page.

If you like what we do, consider supporting us by leaving a review on iTunes, buying some merch on Redbubble, or by becoming a patron.

Thanks for all you do for us and happy Thanksgiving,

Love,

Cait and Jen

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Episode 62 – Macabre AF

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Happy Sunday, Clovers.

It’s a gorgeous, clean, bright October morning at C&C East — I hope you’ve poured yourself a cup of whatever pleases you and that you’re enjoying your long weekend.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the end of Sol in Libra — Chapters 27 and 28 of The Book of Life! In these chapters, Diana tracks down the last page of Ashmole 782 and returns to the Bodleian… only to run smack into the clutches of the world conflict. We’re talking about divinity and mythology, conflict structure, antagonism, and dachschunds (SO MANY DACHSCHUNDS) and we hope you enjoy it.

Download the episode here.

If you like what we do, consider supporting us on Patreon or buying some podcast swag on Redbubble. You can also leave a rating or a review on the podcast app of your choice or follow us on Twitter as @chamomilenclove. We’d love to have you as a part of our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers — all you have to do is answer a couple of quick entrance questions and BOOM, you’re in! You can also follow us on Instagram as we participate in #allsoulsinktober, hosted by the gorgeous Belia Simm and Karin Starr!

Thanks so much for listening — we can’t wait to talk to you soon,

xoxo

Cait and Jen