Shattered Lands | Podium Audio

Painting the Mists

Shattered Lands

Book 8

By: Patrick G. Laplante

Performed by: Adam Verner

Released: October 20, 2020

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 16 hr, 31 min

Sabotage is an art. Cha Ming plans to paint a masterpiece….
A war between angels and devils is in full swing, and it’s a war Cha Ming can’t avoid. To deal a pre-emptive blow, he journeys to the South. His mission? Infiltrate the Wang family. Incriminate it. Then break it.
Back in Gold Leaf City, Wang Jun is in a neck-and-neck competition with his brother. He’s given up on fairness and will use any means necessary to win. Hong Xin and her courtesans are helping him from the shadows, but as head of the Red Dust Pavilion, she has her own worries….
Meanwhile, a dark creature has escaped its ancient prison. It devours everything in its wake. Feng Ming and the old Sea God Emperor fight to buy everyone precious time, because this time, the plane itself is at stake. 



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