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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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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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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 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