Episode 65: The Traitor

Ladies and gentlemen, next week is the very first episode of GRUBFIDDLE, my serial audio-book podcast prequel to The Bright Path. It’s available exclusively on Patreon, so please head on over there a enjoy!

Meanwhile, in Episode 65 of The Bright Path Podcast: Cyrus and Bear’s stay in Enderly is an exceedingly short one, as they find themselves caught in the middle of a dispute between two groups of men flinging giant rocks and burning pitch at one another. Cyrus receives another wound to his lower half, and then a much larger wound to his pride. We meet the Traitor of the North, and he has a surprise waiting for just about everyone.

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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 47: Ready or Not; The Uses of Postmen

Something stalks Grygory the Pious in the deep forests of the north. Jonathan and Merrily are reunited at last–but everything is different. Cyrus almost reveals his cunning plan.

The Bright Path is rumbling on toward its conclusion–now perhaps five episodes away. What will happen next? Stay tuned–more adventures will follow!

Episode 41: What God Knows

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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.

Episode 24: The Council of Longbean’s Farm

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Deep in the frontier forest, King Simon’s subjects behold the power of the backbeat. Jonathan learns how to lie just in time to save his life. Simon, The Gizzard, and Sheria link up with the human resistance in Hog Hurst, only to find that they’re not the only ones with an interest in events in the outcome. Grygory the Pious discovers that his new allies have some rough edges, but struggles to carry on the fight for hearts and minds. The Council of Longbean’s Farm doesn’t come off quite the way anyone imagined.

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Bonus track: Your narrator performing “Sin and Death” from Paradise Lost: The Musical.

Episode 15: A Foot in the Door

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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Episode 7: An Unexpected Mule

The village of Hog Hurst has some difficult decisions to make. Cyrus comes up with a bad plan, and then replaces it with an even worse one. Someone lets the mule out. Daisy relives his glory days.

Episode Seven covers Chapter Eight of The Bright Path. It is available in three parts.

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