Corrupted Crimson | Podium Audio

Painting the Mists

Corrupted Crimson

Book 5

By: Patrick G. Laplante

Performed by: Adam Verner

Realeased: June 09, 2020

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 13 hr, 52 min

A shadow has fallen on the Song Kingdom. Its ancient luster has dulled, and what was once a golden land has been corrupted beyond redemption. The king is dying, and no one can determine the origin of his ailment.

In Songjing City, a fierce battle for succession is escalating. Wang Jun and Cha Ming wage an economic war to support Prince Lei. As Cha Ming fights with staff and sigil in the light, Wang Jun must dance with daggers in the dark.

Meanwhile, Feng Ming is stranded in the capital. Not satisfied with being pulled out of the battlefield, he aims to sow as much chaos as possible.

While everyone is concerned with the present, Gong Lan delves into the past. She must learn the truth behind the chaos in Songjing and unfetter the chains that bind its destiny. But the road is long and red, tainted with corrupted crimson.

Note: Corrupted Crimson is an Eastern fantasy novel, which means it contains a lot of martial arts, Asian mythical creatures, and many references to Buddhism and Daoism. Cultivators fight to pursue immortality, fight demons and devils, and engage in ancient crafts like alchemy and weapon forging. Enjoy!



Patrick G. Laplante

Patrick Georges Laplante was born in a small town in the Canadian prairies in 1987. He began publishing Painting the Mists online under the pseudonym RedMirage in January 2018. An engineer by trade, he graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 and completed his master?s degree in 2011. While writing and engineering have little in common, he actively utilizes his experiences and attention to detail in fleshing out a vivid world and answering the ?whys,? which are often left unanswered in Xianxia fiction. As an avid vegan, he aims to prompt internal reflection in his readers through various themes like non-violence, choice, and begging the question: Is personhood restricted to humanity? And what is proper conduct, morality, and love? His work is inspired by a combination of Western fiction, Dungeons and Dragons, Chinese web novels, and various Japanese, Korean, and Chinese comics and illustrated novels. Patrick's hobbies include: reading, board games, and taekwondo.



Adam Verner

Adam is a full time narrator with over 450 titles recorded for Harper Collins, Recorded Books, Brilliance, Blackstone, AudioGo, Tantor, Oasis, Audible, Highbridge, eChristian, Dreamscape, Scholastic, and Podium. Winner of a 2017 VoiceArts award and multiple Earphones, he holds his MFA in Acting from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He lives and hikes in beautiful Colorado with his wife and family.



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