Episode 64: A Peculiar Bear

It’s coming on toward the time when all your friends and family expect you to give them Things. What better Things than three fine comedy-romance-fantasy-adventure-political-thriller novels? Perhaps the whole proverbial enchilada in one glorious e-book?

It’s a road trip! Cyrus and Gmork unexpectedly make a new friend on the way to Roosterfoot. But Cyrus discovers that not all is as it seems, and adjusts his expectations accordingly. Gmork finds the high point of his life, and Cyrus the low.

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Episode 63: The Snowball of Destiny

What better way to celebrate the turn of seasons than by giving the gift of THE BRIGHT PATH to your nerdiest friends? No, there is no better way. Be joyful! Give a gift!

Obilly Smallhat is in jail, suspected of the murder of Rolland Gorp–but Cyrus doesn’t believe he did it. However, Cyrus’s own grip on sanity is starting to slip, as echoes of his encounter in the old church beneath Roosterfoot haunt his waking and sleeping thoughts. Can Cyrus work out where to go next–or is this a dead end?

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Episode 62: Dead End

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MEANWHILE, in The Gods We Made…

Cyrus grows his foot back… temporarily. Veridia reveals rumors of a terrible flying beast, which no one takes very seriously. Cyrus travels north to a kingdom he invented out of whole cloth, and finds that it doesn’t take him very seriously. Alice Miller teaches to a most remarkable classroom, and Obilly Smallhat raises more questions than he answers.

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Episode 60: The Mathematician’s Wake

Cyrus, Vicod, and Gmork return to Green Bridge to assist in solving Rolly’s murder. Cyrus catches up with old friends, and discovers a few new ones following him around. Cyrus and Vicod toast the dead; The Bright Path Podcast belly-flops into an entirely new genre of absurdity.

Artwork Roundup: The Bright Path Full-Page Illustrations

These full page illustrations appear throughout The Bright Path, in addition to the regular chapter heading artwork. They are all by Aveliya Design, a fabulous freelance illustrator I work with regularly.

Episode 59: Dungeon Crawling

Did you know that Part 1 of The Bright Path is now available as a stand-alone paperback, complete with new cover art and the briefest of forewords? You did not? Dear friend, let me enlighten you.

Cyrus Stoat, Tenured Professor of Applied History at Triad University, leads an advanced practicum in dungeon crawling. Freddie Greensmith finds something in the dark. Cyrus meets an old friend with sad news.

Bonus Episode #2: How Do You Make Funny?

In Bonus Episode #2 of The Bright Path Podcast, I welcome special guest Seth Brown for a conversation on storytelling, humor, navigating our fraught social landscape as a humorist, and the process of creative collaboration. Seth is a veteran humor writer and speaker, so if you’re at all interested in the creative process, I do hope you’ll enjoy what he has to share. A new chapter of The Gods We Made will enter your podcatcher next week!

Episode 57: A Man Named Stool

In another “branch” of Jonathan’s life, he and Boris have traveled far south into Carelon, following Jonathan’s failed proposal to Merrily. Boris tells a ghost story. They meet a man named Stool, who shares a tale of his life as an Ecclesia priest in Uelland. Boris sets Jonathan on a new course, and so does Mr. Stool.

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Preposterous Prologue

IT BEGINS! Ladies and Gentlemen: the Prologue to The Gods We Made, book two of “Preposterous History.” Two years after the events of The Bright Path, Gog the Hammer finds himself facing down a new enemy–and big guns suddenly seem not quite so big. Jonathan Miller arrives in Devi Valley with Simon and Devi, determined to find something in Vault Three–but comes away empty handed. Cyrus and Veridia have a baby together, but not much else; Merrily is irritatingly competent; and Rufus Snugg decides to fight absurdity with absurdity.

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