(Go on — read ahead! I won’t mind.)
Professor Stoat terrorizes his class with logic; Danny Frogflower is eaten by not-cannibals. Merrily discovers the value of straightening shoes, and also that her boss is up to no good. Merrily gets up to no good herself, and talks her way into a fancy party. Robert Franco turns out to be rather different than we imagined.
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In Episode 20, Sir Richard continues his journey into the deep wilderness. He loses his men, then finds them, then loses them again–and then finds a nasty surprise in the deep mountains.
Jonathan meets a romantic rival, and sets about making all kinds of mistakes. He goes on a little ski trip, and finds that the situation in Hog Hurst has changed dramatically since he was last at home. Mr. Southfarm is downright un-neighborly, which is to be expected considering the new neighbors.
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Part 2 of The Bright Path Podcast begins with a different perspective. In Green Bridge, Veridia confronts the predations of her enemies and the flaws in her own plans. She resorts to violence, and then thinks better of it. Rolland Gorp delivers a bit too much literary criticism, and pays the usual price. Veridia goes for a ski race, and loses.
This episode features “Last Songs” by Ben Birney, featuring baritone Cory Osborne.
Sir Richard goes off the map. Hobb finds danger in both action and inaction, and decides to accelerate his plans. Beatrice Snugg makes a new friend. Boris, Basil, and Brutus part ways. Here ends Part 1 of The Bright Path!
We learn the identity of the Bloody Fingers’ former “big man.” Alice and Brutus discover a common interest in sales. The Gizzard finds a new kind of treasure, and Simon wrestles with the economics of sandwichery. Alice’s porch receives entirely too many visitors, and we discover the objectively correct price of a ton of coal.
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Sir Richard Enderly makes preparations for his exile into fantasy, beginning with a shopping trip for men. There is a food riot, and a surprising response. Sir Richard begins writing a poem.
Episode 14 covers Chapter 18 of The Bright Path.
Cyrus bids a fond farewell to Sheria. Johnathan and Merrily go to meet some demons, but find an entirely different mystery. Daven and Devi make a bad deal to get their new friends out of trouble, and both of them suffer the consequences.
Episode 13 covers Chapter 17 of The Bright Path.
In the frontier forest, King Simon tries to keep his new subjects from eating each other. He finds that culinary advice and fragrant incense only go so far. Simon and The Gizzard discover that they have some unexpected assets, and Simon introduces his henchman to the fine distinction between trade and murder. In Hog Hurst, Alice is confronted once again by her strange visitors, and decides on a new course of action.
Episode 12 cover Chapters 15 and 16 of The Bright Path.
King Leeland meets an old friend, and then sends him away. Hobb waves his hands and puts on a show–twice.