Last week I announced a special prize drawing for one signed copy of The Bright Path. And the winner is… Dave Holman! I happen to know that Dave is himself an outstanding (Coffee Smuggler, hilarious historical quasi-fiction) author (Cyber Fire, an upcoming eco-eco-cyber thriller), and I am so pleased he is on my mailing list. And I love that all of you are on the mailing list. Thanks everyone who signed up!
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In a shocking development, the Bright Path Podcast returns to the same characters for two weeks in a row. Cyrus, Merrily, and company finally enter Uellodon, only to find the Royal Academy off limits and Wigglus’s mother’s house a ruin. Cyrus proposes a pub crawl, but two strangers change their plans. The narrator’s horrific French accent rides again.
Lawyers. Huh! What are they good for? Actually, you’d be surprised. Find out in Episode 43 of The Bright Path Podcast. Also: How to have a romantic conversation whilst holding a raw sheep’s liver; why Merrily smeared bear grease all over her body; and how to wake a sleeping mathematician.
Sir Richard does battle with giants and gerunds, as his skills as a diplomat are tested in combat. Will the redoubtable knight embarrass his King, or open a new window in relations between man and giant-man?
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Grygory the Pious comes face to face with a familiar demon, but notably fails to be eaten alive. King Simon deploys the only known rhyme for ‘orange’. Grygory discovers that whatever God intends, Brutus the Observer has a plan for him.
“Valediction” is a piano piece I wrote in 2014 and recorded very recently. It’s in a neo-Romantic style with some hints of early-Twentieth Century impressionism. This is rather a different soundscape than most of my other piano music, but I think you’ll find it an easy listen. It’s among my top three favorites among my own music.
Captain Howe makes the best of a bad situation. Jonathan discovers just how fast he can go from elated to crushed. Queen Anne receives an ultimatum, but discovers unexpected allies in her confrontation with the Crown. Jonathan sets out on a new journey.
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Rufus Snugg and his friends make a new toy, but toys aren’t a solution to Rufus’s problems. Devi gets the latest news from home, and Daven gets a black eye for his trouble. Basil’s machinations bear fruit, as a certain ring-bearer plunges to his death in the fiery abyss.
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Captain Howe is evicted ceremoniously from his field tent. Judge Blackstaff presides over a courtroom duel, and his clerk does heroic duty. Hobb the Wise learns of Cyrus’s latest quest. Sir Richard is poked and prodded, and meets an old enemy.
Episode 38: A Vigorous Legal Argument drops on Wednesday. But here are three tracks that appear in the show, exclusively for you lovely Bright Path Podcast listeners (and visitors to website).
Justice. In the 2005 production of Paradise Lost, Satan sang this number while inventing the word ‘Justice’ to describe his plan for revenge against God. This track is the accompaniment to the vocalist. The song appears in Episode 38 of The Bright Path Podcast. brighpathbook.com.
They Will Know Right. Satan sang this number in the 2005 production of Paradise Lost to describe his plan to use Adam and Eve to exact vengeance on God. This track is the accompaniment to the vocalist. It appears in Episode 38 of The Bright Path Podcast.
Victory and Triumph. Satan and his lieutenants celebrate after achieving an epic victory. This track is the accompaniment to the vocalist. It appears in Episode 38 of The Bright Path Podcast.