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Painting the Mists

An ancient ruin. A dreadful curse. A race for the fate of the realm.

Three years have passed since Cha Ming’s arrival in Verdant Crossroads. He would like nothing more than to settle down, but his peaceful days have come to an end. To fully revive the Monkey King, he agrees to journey to the Sacred Kerava Desert. The Runebound Clan seeks the ruins of an ancient city, as well as the treasures that lie within.

They are not the only seekers. Darker forces have joined the hunt and are one step ahead of them. To succeed in their quest, their motley group of demons, clergymen, and outcast Daoists will need to learn to work together. Little do they know that the ruins they seek are beyond redemption. The seal is breaking. The city is lost. Only madness awaits them.



Clear Sky

Painting the Mists, Book 1

Blood Moon

Painting the Mists, Book 2

Light in the Darkness

Painting the Mists, Book 3

Pure Jade

Painting the Mists, Book 4

Corrupted Crimson

Painting the Mists, Book 5


Painting the Mists, Book 6

Shifting Tides

Painting the Mists, Book 7

Shattered Lands

Painting the Mists, Book 8

Edge of Oblivion

Painting the Mists, Book 9

Words of Creation

Painting the Mists, Book 10

Crown of the Starry Sky

Painting the Mists, Book 11

Claddings of Light

Painting the Mists, Book 12

Echoes of Divinity

Painting the Mists, Book 13


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.



Patrick Laplante



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.