Shadow Of Night Read-Along
I love all the history and references In ADOW, and now Shadow, that I wanted to keep everything I looked up in one place. So I created these two read-a-long boards. I suggest starting at the bottom, to keep things chronological :) Follow me on twitter @tlmfarmgirl THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T READ ADOW YET :) Visit the A Discovery of Witches Read-Along here http://pinterest.com/tlmfarmgirl/a-discovery-of-witches-read-along/
▶ SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, December 5-6 (Chapter 11) [warning: music plays]: "I looked up at Matthew in the fading light and saw his father once more in the strong lines of his face and the way that his shoulders squared under the burdens they bore."
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, November 28-December 3 (Chapter 10): "Like many religious buildings in this part of France, Saint-Lucien's house of worship was already ancient in 1590. Its simple lines were altogether different from the soaring heights and lacy stonework of a Gothic cathedral." Sant'Appolinare in Classe, Ravenna, the inspiration for the Romanesque church in Saint-Lucien. Photo by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio 1953) on Trekearth.com.
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading 27 November (chapter 9): "Diana," Philippe said, stepping from behind his son. He reached for the nearest book and took it to the fire, leafing through the pages. "You are reading THE HISTORY OF THE FRANKS--not for the first time I trust. This book would be more enjoyable, of course, if Gregory's mother had overseen the writing of it. Armentaria's Latin was most impressive." via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 November-26 November (chapter 8) "When I had first seen Matthew, my instinctive response had been to run. But Matthew--large and brooding as he'd been that September night in the Bodleian Library--hadn't appeared half so otherworldly. And it wasn't because Philippe de Clermont was a monster. On the contrary. He was, quite simply, the most breathtaking creature I had ever seen--supernatural, preternatural, demonic, or human." via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 November-26 November (chapter 8): "After braving the exposed sands around Mont Saint-Michel at low tide and traveling inland, de Clermont allies welcomed us into the city of Fougères and lodged us in a comfortably appointed tower on the ramparts overlooking the French countryside." Via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 November-26 November (chapter 8): "This was René's favorite hunting lodge. It was so full of life when he lived here, with artists and scholars in every room." Photo of Château de Baugé, the hunting lodge of Rene of Anjou, by Skouame. via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 November-26 November (chapter 8): "We reached the stone walls and timbered houses of Saint-Benoît on schedule, just as Philippe had commanded." Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, from Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. via @Deborah Harkness facebook
“Mr I. P. Riddell discovered the telescope, along with a box of assorted mathematical papers in Thomas Harriot’s hand and an elaborate silver mousetrap also signed by Vallin. He was repairing the bells of St. Michael’s Church, near the Percy family’s seat in Alnwick, when a particularly strong gust of wind brought down a faded tapestry of St. Margaret slaying the dragon, revealing the box that had been secreted there.” Chapter 40, Shadow of Night.
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 November-26 November (chapter 8): "The boat was lifted up on the waves, and through the mist a steeple pierced the clouds. It was surprisingly close, the base of the structure obscured by weather." Mont Saint-Michel, taken by Matteo Turilli (m@teo) on Flickr. via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 November-26 November (Chapter 8): "Raleigh had accompanied us from the Old Lodge to Portsmouth and had piloted the boat that took us to Guernsey." Sir Walter Raleigh, painted in 1588. Via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, November 7 (chapter 7): "Few scholars had reason to poke through the bizarre range of books and objects the Gonçalves had collected over the years. Most researchers were down the street at the Archivo General de Indias, arguing about Columbus." The Archivo General de Indias, Seville. Via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, November 5 (Chapters 5-6): "That's part of the MALLEUS MALEFICARUM. I did not know that your Latin was good enough to comprehend such a difficult work, Mr. Danforth," Matthew said. It was the most influential witch-hunting manual ever produced, and a title that struck terror into a witch's heart." Title page from a 1519 edition of the MALLEUS MALEFICARUM (THE HAMMER OF WITCHES), produced and published in 1486-1487. Via @Deborah Harkness facebook
"The severe lines of his doublet made him look even broader through the shoulders, while the acorns and oak leaves stitched in black around the edges of his white collar accentuated the paleness of his skin." A sixteenth-century man's shirt with blackwork embroidery of the style (though not the exact design) Matthew would have worn under his black doublet. English, c. 1540s. Now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, November 2 (Chapter 3): "As a historian I had spent years reading old handwriting and knew exactly how the letters should look, what words were most common, and the erratic spelling choices that were mine to make in a time when there were few dictionaries and grammatical rules." An English commonplace book from the early 17th century--much like the one Matthew gave Diana--showing someone's practice handwriting. Beinecke Library MS Osborn b234, Yale University.
First two verses in the Poem "The Lie". Chapter 17, Shadow of Night: “Give the lie,” I said slowly. There was a famous poem called “The Lie.” It was anonymous, but attributed to Walter Raleigh. “‘Say to the court, it glows / And shines like rotten wood’?” George Chapman goes on to tell Diana that it was actually Matthew who wrote the poem. . .'The Lie' can be read in it's entirety here: en.wikipedia.org/...
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, November 1 (Chapter 1): "My eyes adjusted to the dim light. A substantial bed, a small table, narrow benches, and a single chair came into focus. Through the carved uprights supporting the bed's canopy, I spied a doorway that connected this chamber to another room." Bedchamber, Speke Hall. The inspiration for the Old Lodge. Photograph: National Trust. Via @Deborah Harkness facebook
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading schedule for November-February. Here we go again! We're timewalking to 1590 with Diana and Matthew. I've put the calendar together for November 1 through February 1. I stopped there because We will be taking February off while Matthew and Diana make their long journey to Prague. So I'll post the March-July schedule in February so it also serves as a reminder that we're going to resume. (see comments) Via @Deborah Harkness facebook
Today's All Souls Trilogy Treat: SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reread starts NOVEMBER 1 2013--ends July 2014.I don't know how this is going to work, everybody, but let's give it a go! I will have a calendar--at least a partial calendar--up next week. To get you in the mood, please enjoy this moving video that our fellow reader Elaine Magnan shared an hour ago. It convinced me that we have to keep going... via @Deborah Harkness facebook Pudding Lane Productions, Crytek Off The Map