Kindling | Podium Audio

Painting the Mists


Book 6

By: Patrick G. Laplante

Performed by: Adam Verner

Realeased: July 21, 2020

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 15 hr, 19 min

On a Jade Moon between the stars, Cha Ming finds true love. But can he save her?

Cha Ming’s qi core is broken. Practicing martial arts is difficult and painful. But the Monkey King is fading fast, and he’ll need something stronger than mortal medicine to recover.

To that end, Cha Ming must cross the Bridge of Stars. The competition is stiff, and it will be hard to pass, even with the three-tailed fox Huxian by his side. It’s a good thing he meets a pretty lady who’s only too happy to help.

Yu Wen is kind, intelligent, and everything Cha Ming could ever hope for. Their bond grows every day. But a great evil has been following her for as long as she can remember, and now it knows exactly where to find her….

Note: Kindling 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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Painting the Mists, Book 1

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Painting the Mists, Book 2

Light in the Darkness

Painting the Mists, Book 3