Crown of the Starry Sky | Podium Audio

Painting the Mists

Crown of the Starry Sky

Book 11

By: Patrick G. Laplante

Performed by: Adam Verner

Released: July 20, 2021

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 21 hr, 47 min

People are missing in the demon lands. Only a karmic anomaly can save them.
It’s been six months since Cha Ming’s clash with the White-Eyed Tiger Clan. His growth has stalled to nothing, and his search for an heir to the Golden Dragon has come up empty. When two angry city lords come looking for revenge, an unlikely group decides to shield him. The price for his safety is a single mission that requires no less than twisting the web of fate.
To find answers, Cha Ming must journey to the Star-Eye Monkey Clan. The ancient builders are on the brink of war, and Cha Ming will stop at nothing to prevent it.



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