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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 59 – The Kick Off

Here we are. We’ve made it to the middle of The Book of Life.

Join us as we discuss the end of Sol in Virgo, and the beginning of the end of our journey together with Diana and Matthew. There will be much consternation, bargaining, road-tripping, and … summer camp?

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We brought some goodies back with us from All Souls Con! If you were not able to attend the Con, or if you attended via the online pass, keep an eye out for some upcoming giveaways!

As always, we look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to email us your thoughts at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook at our discussion group for listeners the Chamomile and Clove Clovers.

Until next time!

xoxo

Jen & Cait

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Episode 57 – How Dare You

Clovers!

It’s a miserable, hot weekend at C&C HQ East — I’m applying iced tea liberally and hope you’re doing the same.

This week, we’re discussing Chapters 18-20 of the Book of Life and I, personally, have a lot of very difficult Jack-and-Hubbard related feelings that you have to listen to me process on-air. Jack raises difficult issues for us and for our story — mental illness, the fallibility of our protagonists, the trauma inflicted by Benjamin, the FIVE HUNDRED YEARS he spent waiting for Matthew and Diana to be ready for him. It’s deep, it’s tough, and we do our best to make it through unscathed.

This time two weeks from now, we’ll be on our way home from All Souls Con 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. If you haven’t already, you can buy an online pass to the convention via AllSoulsCon.org. We’ll be posting and blogging about our trip here, on Twitter, and on Facebook — stay tuned for coverage and perhaps some special content from the Con! If you’re traveling to Cardiff, give us a shout at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @chamomilenclove.

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If you like what we do, consider supporting us on Patreon or leaving us a review on the pod-gathering app of your choice. You can also find C&C-themed swag in our Redbubble shop. As always, if we seem like your kind of people, please come and join our Facebook group for polls, discussions, and more!

See you soon!

xo

Cait

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Episode 56 – Tea at the Lawn and Kennel Club

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Clovers!

It’s a new episode Sunday here at C&C East! We hope you had a wonderful week and that those of you who celebrated Canada Day and American Independence Day had a great time with your families and friends.

In this episode, we start Sol in Virgo in New Haven with science and new characters and plot development, oh my! This episode has a little bit of everything — a discussion about romantic tropes, Diana’s identity, and the nature of blood rage as well as a fanfic-worthy Baldwin BDSM subplot (you’re welcome) and some terrible (TERRIBLE) Cait puns. Oh, and we stick lots of pins in our feelings.

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If you like what we do, consider becoming a member of our Facebook group, following us on Twitter, checking out our swag on Redbubble, or, if you like, supporting us on Patreon! You can also e-mail us at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com.

We can’t wait to see you in Cardiff in THREE WEEKS. Drop us a line if you’ll be in Wales and we’ll make sure to give you a hug!

xoxo

Cait and Jen

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Episode 55 – The Third Rail

Happiest Sunday, Clovers.

We’re mere WEEKS away from seeing your glowing, beautiful faces at All Souls Con — and we cannot wait. If you haven’t already, drop us a line if you’re making the trip to Cardiff! We’d love to be able to say hello and give you a hug. If you can’t be in Cardiff, make sure to check out AllSoulsCon.org to find ways you can play along from afar!

In the meantime, it’s time to talk about Chapters 12-14 of Book of Life — right about the time that our plot threads come together in some really uncomfortable ways. This episode comes with a content warning: we will be discussing fiction and sexual violence, which may not be appropriate for all listeners. Please exercise your discretion when listening. In other news, we get to see Chris–and watch Fernando flirt with Chris, which always puts some pep in Cait’s step. There’s also the part where Chris calls Matthew a fossil, which Jen particularly enjoys.

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If you like what we do, you can support us on Patreon or make a purchase from our Redbubble store. As you can see, Cait’s modeling our Partyfamilias design — it turned out really well! We have shirts and stickers and mugs and little bags and it’s been super fun seeing what y’all choose. Please let us know if you have comments or have trouble finding sizes/styles that work for you. We’re open to ideas!

You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group, the Chamomile & Clove Clovers. As always, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or shoot us an e-mail at chamomileandclovecast@gmail.com.

Until next time!

xoxox

Cait and Jen