“The fire does not come from the mind.”
One thousand years ago...
Mtilan, the Unborn King, pledged his life to Legion, the fallen spirit from beyond the veil of time. Through dark and forbidden magic the broken man gained both immortality and incredible power -- but lost his soul.
Over a millennium later Pekra and his sister Lely race to find the mythical cottonwood tree and protect it from Mtilan and his master Legion -- but to succeed they must first befriend their father’s killer -- a former knight simply called Fool.
Through tragedy and despair the siblings journey across a perilous island full of mystery and legend. And at the cradle of the world Pekra must face his greatest challenge -- can he learn forgiveness?
Part radio play, part audiobook, FIRE ON THE MOUND is a fantasy-adventure serialized as a free podcast novel. Through vocal performance, sound effects, and an original score, FIRE ON THE MOUND takes listeners on a mythic journey released in weekly thirty-minute episodes.
Written by William J. Meyer. Read by Steve Rudolph. Music by William Seegers.
FIRE ON THE MOUND contains scenes of violence.
2014 Parsec Awards Best Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form).
2013 The Geekie Awards Best Narrative Audio Series.
Pekra confronts a vision of his dead father in this trailer for the fantasy-adventure podcast novel FIRE ON THE MOUND.
Pekra discovers a stranger reflected in the water of the river Kade. The final episode.
Pekra decides the fate of the cottonwood; Micah hopes to heal his wound in the mysterious presence of the Mound.
The prophecy of the seven tongues of fire is fulfilled.
Fool asks Pekra for forgiveness one last time; Mtilan summons his army down into the crater; Legion surrounds the cottonwood.
In the ancient past, King Baalath conquers the Unborn King, but the resulting revelation fills him with despair.
A fine show. Good story, amazing production values.
Audiobook style fantasy epic with what must be a mix of non-human characters (I guess as a metaphor for racism???). The story follows different characters in different chapters, so I’m guessing it takes a bit to find all the story threads to be able to assemble the plot for yourself as the reader. It’s not really my thing so I can’t give it a fair review, instead I’ll just describe it for people who might be looking for exactly this type of story.
Really a great production and as someone who is a bit late to jump on the Game of Thrones train, it really hit the spot for my audio drama appetite!