Episode 40: An Audience With the Queen

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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Episode 39: The First, Distant Rumble of Peace

The Bright Path is good for the soul, if you’ve got one handy. If not, it’ll do as a really attractive paperweight.

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.

Episode 38: A Vigorous Legal Argument

The Bright Path has a higher entertainment value per word than the three leading brands. Go on, read it and prove me wrong.

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 37: The White Knights Forget Their Party Hats

“Wall to wall quality. The most succinct thing I can say is it makes you wonder how everyone else is doing it so wrong.” — Matthew Shorey’s review on Amazon. Wouldn’t this edition make a great addition to your Kindle?

Here in podcast land, the White Knights occupying Hog Hurst learn the wonder and terror of The Backbeat, and the goblins of the Gray Kingdom have a thumping good time. Jonny is briefly a lawyer, but he recovers quickly. King Simon discovers that he is not alone.

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Episode 36: Two Merry Bands Set Forth Merrily

Merrily sings a new song with old words. Cyrus discovers that comparing a woman to a dead cow has serious consequences. Ratwurst gets an unexpected promotion, and Wigglus explains, with examples, the circumstances in which it is legally acceptable to solve one’s personal problems with murder.

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Episode 35: The Overture of War

To celebrate the Season 3 premiere of The Bright Path Podcast, why not treat yourself to a really handsome looking doorstop?

Vicod Rayth, bearer of a certain tome germane to our story, finds an unexpected opportunity for cultural research while making his way to Uellodon. Captain Thomas Howe of the King’s Heavy Horse meets some new friends with fancy white cloaks, and takes them for a ride ’round the county.

Episode 34: A Killer Drum Solo

Cyrus selects a summer vacation and an intern to go along with it. Frederick née Halfhouse narrowly avoids a close encounter with a prosthesis. King Leeland suggests the least convincing cover-up ever. Facing an invasion of his kingdom, Simon absolutely slays it on stage. These events conspire to bring Part 2 of The Bright Path Podcast to a conclusion; what awaits in Part 3? Only future podcast episodes will tell!

Episode 32: Steel Comes Into Fashion

So you think these podcast episodes are big? You should see them on paper!

It’s a party on the streets of Green Bridge! Bishop Wildrick makes his move to poison the city government and seize control with a mob of the faithful. An assassin stalks Mrs. Bridge’s household, Merrily gets sweaty, Beatrice gives Veridia some questionable fashion advice, and Cyrus has the time of his life on a rooftop.

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Episode 31: War By Other Means

You know what’s in a big book? LOTS OF ADVENTURE!

Hobb the Wise sees a chance to score a win, and sneaks out for some fun in a basement–but Dean Spoon gets the last laugh. Hobb meets his counterparts from the geopolitical neighborhood. Your host digs deep into the archives for some new-old music.