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  • Saturday, October 3

    First kiss.

    Diana is wined and dined by Matthew at his college, All Souls, the college for the elite of the elite. When she asks what she’ll taste like, he gets angry and starts challenging her, kissing, touching wanting her scared, but she tells him she’s safe with him. At the end of dinner, Diana says she’s recalling Ashmole come Monday, expecting Matthew to be there by her side. He then takes her home, kissing her palm as they part. “Wordlessly I looked back at him, astonished that a kiss on the palm could be so intimate.” 

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  • Friday, October 2

    Matthew brings Diana to his lab where he’s doing research on creature blood, old and contemporary. The results show that creatures are failing and dying out and he’s trying to understand why. After hearing about what the test can reveal, Diana wants her blood tested, thinking she might finally get some answers: 

    “It seemed very simple to me. My blood could tell Matthew things I didn’t want to risk discovering haphazardly. I didn’t want to set fire to the furniture, or fly through the trees, or think a bad thought about someone only to have that person fall deathly ill two days later. Matthew might think giving blood was risky. To me it seemed safe as houses, all things considered.” 

    Matthew takes the blood himself, not trusting any other vampire to do it. Diana’s AB-negative and she was born August 13, 1976. Both things will be relevant later on.

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  • Thursday, October 1

    Diana invites Matthew to dinner, using wolves feeding habits as a guideline for what to serve. They spend a nice evening getting to know one another. Matthew answers all Diana’s questions, including the one about his age, more than 1500 years. ““We didn’t keep track of birthdays back then. It’s tidier to pick the date of five hundred and be done with it.” He looked up at me, briefly, and returned his attention to the candles. “I was reborn a vampire in 537.”” 

    Matthew tells Diana what he thinks Ashmole 782 contains and why he has been looking for it since 1859, the same year he first read Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. She reveals that it is a  palimpsest where magic hides what is written on its pages. 

    The evening ends with a kiss on the cheek, Matthew returning it favor twice. 

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  • Tuesday. September 29 

    Diana is working at the Bodleian, as usual, when Gillian decides it’s time to tell Diana the truth about her parents deaths. It was witches that murdered them and not humans. Gillian greatly enjoys seeing Diana’s pain and continues to blame the Bishop witches for being too powerful and attracting human interest throughout history, ending with threatening Diana her parents fate might just turn out to be hers as well. 

    Diana is then invited to drinks with the warden and feels she can’t decline the invite. When she gets there, Knox is waiting for her. With a bit of magic, he manages to get her alone and starts to talk about why the witches need to be the ones getting hold of Ashmole, belittling the fact that she managed to call it up as being “a fluke”. Diana excuses herself and leaves as soon as the warden returns. 

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  • Monday, September 28 

    Diana is looking for Matthew at Bodleian but instead, she meets an irritated Miriam. She asks for Matthew and is told he’s hunting in Scotland. Miriam returns a sweater Diana left in Matthew’s car, tells her to be more careful with her things. Diana walks away, fuming, and her hands starts to spark, not a good thing in a place full of old books but she manages to calm down enough for it to stop.

    The library is still full of creatures and Diana asks them to step away as ordinary people are bound to notice. The first one she approaches introduces himself as Peter Knox and wants to make a deal but Diana is not interested in what he has to say.

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  • Saturday, September 26

    Matthew goes hunting in Scotland in an attempt to get away from his feelings for Diana. His old friend Hamish Osborne - a daemon - decides to join him for some much needed R&R. The weekend turns into a confession when Matthew opens up about his feelings for Diana, Ashmole 782 and what actually happened to the human women in his past. 

    Diana finally returns the call to her aunts back in Madison. Sarah is concerned about the company Diana is keeping and how she acted with Ashmole 782.

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  • Mabon is approaching, All Hallow’s Eve is coming up fast, the urge to rewatch aDoW once again is rising, the possibility of ignoring impulses is non existing.

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  • Friday, September 25

    Diana goes with Matthew for a yoga lesson in an old Tudor house in the countryside. To Diana’s surprise, the class is lead by a witch and all participants are either vampire, witch, or daemon.

    After the lesson, Matthew invites Diana to the gatehouse for some tea. They talk and she discovers that not only is Matthew the owner of the estate, he was the one that built it in 1536. A paining turns out to be of his sister Louisa, which leads to a discussion of her death, how Matthew took up yoga, why Diana rejects magic and how she wants to be normal. Matthew says she’s fooling herself believing she can pass for a human as everyone knows she’s different already and denying her powers won’t make them go away. Diana suggest they work together with Ashmole 782 but Matthew isn’t sure they can. 

    “The ride back to Oxford was quiet. Humans had it all wrong when it came to vampires, I reflected. To make them frightening, humans imagined vampires as bloodthirsty. But it was Matthew’s remoteness, combined with his flashes of anger and abrupt mood swings, that scared me.” - Diana Bishop 

    #adowedit #a discovery of witches #Matthew Clairmont#Diana Bishop #important dates of ADOW #adows1e3 #the old lodge #book spoilers#deborah harkness#book quote
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  • Thank God for having queue omg. Anyways, if you like witches and vampire and alchemy and history and romance and fantasy and coming of age novels, along with some lesbian background characters, go read the All Soul’s Triology 😊

    #all souls series #all souls trilogy #a discovery of witches #deborah harkness#books#book recommendations#book reccs #the book of life #shadow of night #time's convert #i read 4 books uwu #800 000 words ish #in total #im going to be lost in my head for a while #my brain is occupied by the thoughts of the characters #spilled sugar
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  • Thursday, September 24

    Diana’s day starts with her waking up from a nightmare about drowning followed by being sick from an overload of adrenaline. Despite the weather, she needs to move and goes for a row followed by a walk. And that’s how Matthew finds Diana, walking around with her eyes closed in the fog. He decides to “rescue” her by offering to drive her home. On the way, he invites Diana for breakfast and she agrees. They talk and eat, well, Diana does. 

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  • Es una bendición y también una carga amar tanto, porque el dolor se hace enorme cuando el amor desaparece.

    El descubrimiento de las brujas, Deborah Harkness

    #el descubrimiento de las brujas #deborah harkness#amor #frases de amor #frases de libros #citas de libros #libros #libros de amor #libros de fantasia #citas de dolor #amor y dolor #dolor #textos de dolor
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  • The official trailer arrived guys! Huhuuuuuuuu

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    Originally posted by giantmonster

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  • Tuesday, September 22

    Diana can’t get away from Matthew. She goes to the library and he’s there, in her space. Other creatures are there too, among them a wizard who is trying to read Diana’s mind. Diana isn’t happy about this so she goes for a row but sees Matthew watching her from a bridge. She confronts him, demanding answers about why he and his friends are stalking her. Matthew says they aren’t his friends and that they are all after the same thing, Ashmole 782. He wants to know what she did with the book as it’s missing again and warns her that the creatures will keep being interested in her as “It’s uncommon these days for a witch to have so much … potential.” 

    Diana goes home and does some online research on Matthew. There’s nothing on the man, but quite a lot about his work, including research papers in no less than 4 seemingly unconnected areas. Diana’s sure they are connected somehow, but not sure how… yet.

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  • Is there a timeline somewhere of all the historical events the De Clermonts have been involved in? I need it for writing purposes..

    UPDATE: There is no timeline. Deborah is keeping the details to herself for future books…

    #all souls trilogy #all souls#deborah harkness#adow #adow season 2 #adow spoilers#adow cast #matthew de clairmont #diana bishop #baldwin de clermont #baldwin montclair
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  • Ysabeau and Philippe de Clermont, according to their book descriptions

    screencaps redrawn from the ADOW s2 trailer

    #adow #a discovery of witches #philippe de clermont #ysabeau de clermont #all souls trilogy #my art #otp: flourish and decay #philippe x ysabeau #they still w re c k me gosh #saw the newest trailer #and l o s t it #so pretty #i saw all the wonderful shots and all I could think was REDRAW #my brain refused everything else #my tawny-eyed god and his general #i love them sm #deborah harkness
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  • Monday, September 21

    First meeting. While the witches of Oxford celebrate Mabon, Matthew Clairmont tracks down Diana in the Bodleian library and introduces himself. He then, unseen, follows her home and gains access her room through a window. He’s looking for Asmole 782, but can’t find it. Instead he watches a sleeping Diana glowing as she’s expelling magic in her sleep.

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