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Daemons Discuss!

Hi! We're Angela, Jean & Valerie -- aka 'The Daemons' -- we talk about the All Souls Universe by Deborah Harkness. This includes the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), Time's Convert, and The World of All Souls. As new episodes are released in the US/Canada, we also unpack the television series based on these beloved books (titled A Discovery of Witches). Go on! Put in your ear buds, pull up your chair, bring your beverage of choice and join us! We promise that we won't bite ... we'll leave that for the vampires. All Souls-ing since 2012, the Daemons run the online fanzine, Daemons Domain - series + fandom news, giveaways & All Souls magic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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May 27, 2020 109 min

TBOL ch 2

A restless Matthew Clairmont makes the rounds and pays a few castle calls to the current residents of Sept-Tours. He's on edge, and his friends and family -- rightly -- welcome him back with wary caution. In the end, it takes Diana to bring him to his center (as he does for her). BUT, there's one family member who wonders out loud (to say the least) why Diana Bishop is harboring the blood song of his long-dead fath...

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May 13, 2020 99 min

TBOL ch1

We've dusted off our copies of The Book of Life, opened it to chapter 1, and now we realize how much information this chapter actually contains! Not only do we get a glimpse of what has been going on in Sept-Tours while we were gone, but we get to see the events through different eyes, which paints a larger, more precise picture for us to study. New beginnings, indeed! Take this one in shifts, or power through the whole...

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April 29, 2020 56 min

Bonus Episode

Let's take a little break to grab a snack, stretch our legs, sort ourselves out and reflect on our trip through Shadow of Night. Then we'll go on to plan our next journey by establishing a baseline predicated on our collective/individual first-read impressions of The Book of Life, prior to hitting the road! WARNING: controversial opinions (what?! Never!) live in this episode. Strap in, it may get bumpy in the w...

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April 15, 2020 83 min

SON Ch 41 & 42

We ride along with Diana and Matthew as they navigate their way back to their present, ready to face the future. We also get a little glimpse back at the 16th Century with our old friends, Andrew and Annie. AND we visit with Will, and get his side of the story. Either way, we are HOME. 

In order to get ready for The Book of Life, listeners, our next episode will be a look back at Shadow of Night, and a glance forwa...

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April 1, 2020 66 min

Special Edition

COVID-19. There was no escaping this, so we are doing what we do best; talking our way through it. This is a snapshot of where we were mentally on the 20th of March, 2020. We get under a virtual blanket fort and chat -- all while trying to find brightness in the dark. Chapter episodes will resume in a fortnight.

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    March 18, 2020 62 min

    SON ch 40

    Well, it seems we made it to 2010 even before Diana and Matthew did! We see what Marcus, Ysabeau and Sarah are all up to, and get a few revelations that will shock people on their first read, and continue to pain the rest of us as we all witness the various forms of lovesickness infecting Sept-Tours. There's also the pressing matter of Diana sending a message to the world 400 + years in the future via an Elizabetha...

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    March 4, 2020 88 min

    SON ch 39

    We are ending our adventures in the 16th Century. Goodbye, Goody. Goodbye, Hubbard. Goodbye, Walter. Goodbye, Kit. Goodbye, George. Goodbye, Hal. Goodbye, Jack. Goodbye, Annie. See ya, Susanna. Goodbye, Garlickhythe Gathering. Goodbye, Gallowglass. Goodbye, Pierre. Goodbye, House. It's time to step back to our present and get to know what's become unknown. Let's start this wagon! Hey -- we time-walk with what w...

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    February 19, 2020 81 min

    SON ch 38

    "Parting is such sweet sorrow." Scratch that! Goodbyes flat-out suck! And that's what Diana has to deal with in this chapter; saying goodbye to her father -- although technically, not really -- but we get it. The fact that these two will never meet each other again (or WILL they?!) is not lost on us. At least there was a date night with Matthew to sweeten things up (sigh). In the end, Diana's OK, and we sur...

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    February 5, 2020 104 min

    SON ch 37

    Earlier in this book, we did this with Matthew and Philippe in the hay barn. Now it's Diana's turn to get a low-key beat-down from her father, and learn how to face her fears. Even though there are no swords involved, Stephen methodically helps her prepare for the big return to the future. With the help of Stephen, Goody and the girls, Diana realize her gifts are tools for her to use -- because let's face it . ...

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    January 22, 2020 82 min

    SON ch 36

    With an urgent need to save her tormentors from Matthew's wrath, Diana finds herself guided by Father Hubbard to Bedlam. This dark, dank space for unwanted creatures is where Matthew ultimately decided to interrogate and torture Christopher Marlowe and Louisa de Clermont. Matthew is eventually talked down from the tree, deals are made, and they go on with life with the understanding that it's time to go back to the...

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    December 22, 2019 79 min

    Christmas 2019

    Well, what can we say about this episode, but it's the last one of the year! All Souls-y stuff? We tried. Going off the rails, chatting like we do? We succeeded! Perfect background noise for wrapping presents, drinking your hot spiced beverages, fighting the last minute shopping traffic, or trimming the tree! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a blessed New Year.

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    November 27, 2019 2 min

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    We'll talk to you all in December. Patrons, an Aftershow will be publishing next week (Wed Night/Thu Morning).


    Here's the link to the giveaway: visit.DaemonsDomain.com/Fall2019 Oh, and the cookbook title is actually A Thyme to Discover! Whoops!


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    November 20, 2019 75 min

    SON ch 35

    Diana finds herself tied up, and negotiating with two creatures who have decided they hate her and want her gone. When we open this chapter, it's hard to say how she'll wriggle herself out of this mess. As we saw in A Discovery of Witches, in the oubliette scene, a flash to her past brings clarity to who she is and what she's capable of. No need for Matthew! “You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had t...

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    November 7, 2019 68 min

    Character Study - Baldwin Montclair

    We've landed on an episode "on the tens!" In this episode, we are diving into what we know, think, and speculate about Matthew's older brother, and Philippe's favorite son, Baldwin.

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    October 23, 2019 117 min

    SON ch 33 & 34

    In this double feature episode covering two chapters of Shadow of Night, we look at the dangerous creatures in and around Diana Bishop & Matthew Clairmont's lives. First, we are confronted with the anomaly that has gotten away from the de Clermonts, and landed into the hands of Peter Knox (and Gerbert!); poor Pavel! Second, we are launched back to Tudor England, to manage the temper-ridden monarch, and mee...

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    October 9, 2019 60 min

    SON ch 32

    After getting out of that disastrous dinner with Rudolf, Diana and Matthew reflect on what they saw/thought/smelled from Ashmole 782. Gallowglass is doing his best to get them to break it down for to him as if he were a medieval vampire. They determine that they have break into the castle, and steal the book, and then beat feet out of Prague. But how? It seems Jack has and is the key to bust in, get the book, and get the f...

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    September 25, 2019 97 min

    SON ch 31

    The day in/day out of Emperor Rudolf's Prague is wearing on us, however we couldn't have asked for a more satisfactory "goodbye" than this chapter! There's drama (school play), there's romance (in Rudolf's mind!), and there's action (the great escape!). Oh and of course, we finally get our sights on the missing book, Ashmole 782. Enjoy!

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    September 11, 2019 84 min

    SON ch 30

    Gifts, Noblety™, hunting (in 1591, and in present-day), suspicion, submission, reverence, and BENJAMIN?! Yeah, this was a trip. Buckle up, because we may lose a hubcap, or four! We watch Matthew attempt to handle the current females in his life; with Šárka he has some success, not so much with Corra, and the jury has been out with Diana. We offer sage advice to any vampire out there with a witch wife: If she has a firedrak...

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    August 29, 2019 104 min

    A farm-to-table look at our adventures in the UK surrounding and including All Souls Con 2019! After a rough return into our own little atmospheres, we are finally able to bring this episode to the light. Thank you, regular listeners for your patience, and we will be returning to chapters after this! Please enjoy our impressions of All Souls Con 2019, Cardiff and Oxford!


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    August 15, 2019 1 min

    Hey guys, Val here, telling you that we need a little more time to get back to our regularly scheduled mayhem. It's in the works!


    In the meantime, you can check out an older episode here: www.DaemonsDiscuss.com


    We'll talk soon!

    Daemon Kisses,

    Angela, Jean and Val.


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