Episode 54: Follow the Bright Path; Ghost Stories

Jonathan and Merrily live the consequences of one moment of choice. Cyrus Stoat wakes up in a strange bed, and Hobb finds a remedy to two of his most irritating problems. Sir Richard signs off, ending his tale with a guest writer. Grygory, too, meets a most unexpected ending. King Simon is exposed. Ghost stories are told, and seen, and lived.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this reading of THE BRIGHT PATH is now complete. Thank you, thank you, thank you — you lovely people, who have come along for this ride. This has been a journey I will never forget, and one that has given even me some surprises. For one thing, I plan to incorporate much more music into the second and third parts of this series–and the illustrations will continue, if I can afford to continue production. I hope you’ll become a patron of The Bright Path to support further artwork and music in the podcast as well.

I will also never forget the last year of reading with you because it’s written down in a book. If you like giant door-stoppers, then the full edition of The Bright Path is just right for you. But if you’d like a little more limber edition, stay tuned (and join the mailing list <—– ) for a three-part edition of The Bright Path, comfortably sized for reading in a hammock. Here’s a quick preview of the first book, QUANTA OF NONSENSE:

And finally, beautiful people, here is the complete choral number that appears in part 2.

Episode 49: The Battle of Baldwick

The White Knights, now swollen to a force with the numbers and equipment to seize Uellodon, attack King Leeland’s smaller army near the unlucky village of Baldwick. Thomas Howe gives makes a proper application of scout cavalry. General Chester gets philosophical, and your host throws down some musical bombast.

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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 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 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.