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 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 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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Episode 6: How a Librarian Dresses for War

Johnathan and Alice set off in pursuit of Cyrus and Merrily.  Johnathan’s head injury turns out to be a blessing in disguise.  Alice gets in touch with her inner berserker.  Cyrus sees a glimmer in the darkness.  Simon engages in delicate negotiations.

Episode Six covers Chapter Seven of The Bright Path.  It is available in two parts.

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Episode 5: Love and Madness

Simon goes mad for a bit, but he gets better.  The Gizzard leads Cyrus and Merrily over the Green River in search of the missing post-rider, but they soon find a more compelling guide.  They make depressing contingency plans, and Merrily makes a choice.  Cyrus temporarily loses his dignity.

Episode Five covers Chapter Six of The Bright Path.  It is available in two parts.

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