Planesfall | Podium Audio

Painting the Mists


Book 18

By: Patrick G. Laplante

Performed by: Adam Verner

Released: January 30, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 21 hr, 20 min

The world is collapsing. Planesfall is imminent.
Cha Ming and friends have returned to the Inkwell Plane. They are much strengthened from their experiences in the Heartforge Realm and ready to make a difference.
But it’s not just them who have returned—their enemies have as well. What’s worse, the Churches of Jezeriah and Harid Dej have captured the Monkey King. It falls to his student, Cha Ming, to save him.
All this pales in comparison to the true threat: the rise of the Inkwell Clan and their leader’s mysterious rebirth. The Inkwell Plane is crumbling at the seams, and only Cha Ming, the wielder of the Clear Sky Brush, can save 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