Words of Creation | Podium Audio

Painting the Mists

Words of Creation

Book 10

By: Patrick G. Laplante

Performed by: Adam Verner

Realeased: April 13, 2021

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 19 hr, 27 min

Cha Ming and Huxian are back at the bottom of the food chain. Emperors and immortals would kill for their secrets.

The Inkwell Plane is a magical place. Daoist arts and technology work hand in hand, and transcendents are on friendly terms with demigods and demons. But not all is well. As a new ascendant, there aren’t many people who are weaker than Cha Ming. He must fight to prove his worth and carve out a place for himself in this dog-eat-dog world. To succeed, he may need to share more secrets than he’s comfortable with.

Huxian and his friends find themselves surrounded by strange new customs and powerful demons. Why toe the line when they can start breaking rules the moment they land? It’s too bad demonic society doesn’t take kindly to thieves and scoundrels. They’ll need to adapt if they ever hope to be reunited with Cha Ming.

One man. A pack of rowdy demons. A world that’s falling apart. It’s rotten at its core, and no god, demon, or immortal 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

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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