...No sun, dusk, no sun. No sun, no morn, dusk, no sun, no moon. No sun, (the dawn) no morn, dusk, no sun, no moon. No proper time of day. No shade, (bees!) no shade, (bees!) no shade, (bees!) no shine, no birds (butterflies!) No shade, (bees!) no shade, (bees!) (butterflies!) no shade, (bees!) no shine, no birds ...
No idea? Listen to Opus 4 by Art of Noise; quite beautiful.
Based on Thomas Hood’s 1844 poem “November”, also titled “No!”, which is about how dreary London is in November.
I'm not sure that London is dreary in November, or the rest of Britain for that matter; it is what it is and at the moment, it's a bit of everything, sunshine, showers and windy weather. Just a regular autumn really and the Art of Noise track sprang to mind as I sat down to write this long overdure update and for the second time in succession, a posting that begins with a poem!
I can't believe it was September 5th when I last updated here; the time has gone by all too quickly. As I mentioned in that posting, I had been busy and was about to get a whole lot busier, which has proven to be the case; this last weekend was my first 'time-out' since the beginning of August, during which time, I've recorded seven full length audio books, two short stories as part of an anthology, an animation series, a corporate voice-over and a Games Workshop trailer, Direchasm, which appears above. Today marks the beginning of prep for the next audio book, though, as I've been absent from these pages for much too long, I decided to put prep on hold for a little while.
The week preceeding the September posting had me in a professional studio for the first time in many months; I was at Warhammer World to record the first of two releases to mention this month. Here are some details and some amazing artwork for The Reverie, part of the Warhammer Horror range:
Three travellers are drawn to the Reverie, the wound in the world of the Angels Resplendent. Knight, poet, scholar, each will face their shadows amidst a deeper darkness....
Exalting war and art in harmony, the warrior-artisans of the Angels Resplendent have forged a radiant haven amidst a blighted galaxy. But an ancient sin stains their honour – a wound in their world that will never heal. Ignorant souls would call it a forest, but those who watch over it know better.
Nothing natural grows in the Reverie’s snow-swept glades or wanders amongst the unnatural things that do, save for the intruders who trespass on its pain. Some seek revelation or redemption, others dream of winning a place amongst the Resplendent, but all come because they must.
Three travellers are drawn into the conspiracy that wards the wound – a knight haunted by his lost humanity, an aging poet who refuses to go gently into the night and a scholar who yearns to redeem mankind. All must face their shadows in the Reverie, but only one shall gaze upon its heart, where a deeper darkness beats.
Written by Peter Fehervari, Produced by Tara Rawson and Narrated by John Banks
Length: 9 hours - 41 minutes
©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited
The second recent audiobook release is the first of a seven part series from Podium Audio, Path of The Ranger, aimed at the Young Adult market and this is the first of those stories; The Traitor's Son:
The Traitor's Son
A kingdom in danger, a great betrayal, a boy seeking to redeem his father's honor. Will he succeed in exonerating him and saving the realm from an enemy in the shadows before it’s too late?
Lasgol is the son of the traitor; the man who betrayed the kingdom and tried to kill the king. At the age of 15, he has endured a hard childhood. In his small village in the North, where he’s cornered and hated, his only companions are the mountains and ever-present snow. Yet he refuses to believe that his father is guilty, even though the king himself was a witness to the betrayal.
Lasgol is determined to clear his father's name, and to do this, he has only one option: attend the School of Rangers, a secret place where the respected and feared defenders of the lands of the kingdom are trained for four years. Going there is insane: Hate and death await him. But as the son of a Ranger, he's entitled to attend.
At the Camp he will find himself involved in political intrigues, disloyalties, and fights. He will encounter hatred and fearsome enemies, but also a handful of friends; other novices who are out of place like himself, determined to do whatever is necessary to make it through the first year alive.
Written by Pedro Urvi, Produced by Emily Derr and Narrated by John Banks
Length: 11 hours - 59 minutes
And that just about wraps up today's update; there's still a great deal to do before the end of the year and lots still to be released, so I hope you'll come back to visit again soon!
...all for now; more just a soon as it happens!