Good afternoon! After another busy week in the studio, recording four audio dramas, it's back to audio books for the next couple of weeks; two books to record by the second week of November, which, relatively, seems to be quite a calm schedule.
A few days ago, this short audio drama, 'Lermentov' below, was released and having now heard it a couple of times, I must say that I'm very pleased with the way it's turned out. David Seddon does a magnificent job of articulating Lermentov's tremendously difficult moral position and Matt Renshaw was a very reassuring and expert director, in this short, but complex drama. I hope you enjoy it.
I was delighted to discover that by the second day after it's release, it stood at number 4 in the I-tunes Top Sci-Fi and Fantasy chart - always good to know that a piece of work has gone down well and my congratulations go to all involved. I was deeply impressed by the sound design and would love to credit whoever did it; alas, I don't yet know who it was, but will certainly update here just a soon as I find out.
Here are some details:
The Interrogation Of Salvor Lermatov
A Vaults of Terra audio drama
Captured by the Inquisition, can the self-styled freedom fighter Salvor
Lermentov convince the formidable Inquisitor Crowl to spare his life and
take him into the Inquisition's service?
Salvor Lermentov, Astra Militarum officer turned would-be freedom
fighter, languishes in a dark cell deep within an Inquisition fortress.
Captured for the crime of treachery, he is sure of his innocence – for
did he not aid a servant of the Inquisition in preventing a grievous
threat to Terra itself?
As he and Inquisitor Crowl match wits in an
interrogation, Lermentov outlines his reasons for deserting – but
Inquisitor Crowl knows darker truths about the Imperium of Man, and with
them in mind, can he possibly allow this traitor to live?
John Banks as Inquisitor Crowl and David Seddon as Salvor Lermentov
Written by Chris Wraight and Produced by Matt Renshaw
Running time: 22 minutes
©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited
Should this story whet your appetite for more of Lermentov & Crowl, they also feature in Chris Wraight's The Carrion Throne, which I recorded as an audio book just over a year ago. Here are some details of that release too:
In the hellish
sprawl of Imperial Terra, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl serves
as a stalwart and vigilant protector, for even the Throneworld is not
immune to the predations of its enemies.
In the course of his
Emperor-sworn duty, Crowl becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy, one
that leads all the way to the halls of the Imperial Palace. As he
plunges deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the many palace districts,
his investigation attracts the attention of hidden forces, and soon he
and his acolyte Spinoza are being hunted – by heretics, xenos, servants
of the Dark Powers, or perhaps even rival elements of the Inquisition
Soon they discover a terrible truth, one that if allowed to get
out could undermine the very fabric of the Imperium itself.
Written by Chris Wraight, Produced by Matt Renshaw & Narrated by John Banks
Running time: 10 hours 25 mins
...all for now, more just as soon as it happens!