Chasing the Bard
By Philippa Ballantine
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Born into the human world with a gift; a gift that brings him to the attention of powers both dark and light from the World of the Fey, it is his burden to defend all the world. Sive, the goddess of battle, hopes that he may be able to change the fate of her people.The Fey are dying, killed by something beyond the boundaries of worlds, and Sive will do anything to save them. So she enlists the help of her trickster cousin Puck to guard the child, and watch him grow into his gift. But a dark power imprisoned by human and Fey, plots to destroy both worlds, and unmake all that they have created. Can one boy stop the destruction, even if he is William Shakespeare?
||CleanChapter 21||A taste of the future Fey. A new age but a few Fey still linger in the mortal realm. We catch up with a familiar friend and find the changes wrought on him by so long away from his home. We meet a writer hiding in an English village, a village full...||9/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Twenty||Puck and Will set out on uncertain journeys and Sive learns to cry.||8/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Nineteen||Will, Sive, Auberon, Brigit and Puck face the Unmaker.||7/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Eighteen||Sive and Puck take up the sword against the Unmaker and Will sets out looking for revenge.||7/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Seventeen||Will wakes up in the Fey.||7/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Sixteen||The unlikely allies enter the Tower of London.||7/5/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Fifteen||Sive wakes to captivity in the Tower of London, and Auberon finally meets Will.||6/30/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Fourteen||Auberon and his Court face consequences, while Will returns to the theatre.||6/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Thirteen||Sive and Will finally give into their desires||6/20/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Twelve||Sive makes her way to the Court of a mortal Queen to find her bard.||6/14/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Eleven||Will sets out on his own path and Sive learns some truths about herself.||6/7/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Ten||Will goes looking for Puck and three lives collide with danger once more.||5/31/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Nine||Life for the Bard and the dark goddess in the mortal realm is not what either wants. However the return of the Trickster brings the wind of change.||5/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Eight||Mordant returns home and Will has to make a choice.||5/16/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Seven||Puck and Sive have to deal with the consequences of the Trickster’s actions.||5/16/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Six||Brigit, left all alone, sets out on a dangerous path and Puck is forced to pick up the pieces.||5/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Five||Young Will escapes the torment of working for his father for a bit of peace by the Avon, but women and Fey won’t let him be. Puck riles Sive with his concern for the young Shakespeare.||5/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Four||We get to see another side of Puck and Sive finds something unwholesome about her husband.||5/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Three||Welcome to Sive’s wedding- the groom at least is happy. Will Shakespeare gets himself into a spot of bother and we find out if Puck was a good choice of guardian.||5/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter Two||We meet Mordant and discover he has changes in mind for the Fey. Sive enters the human realm for the first time in many mortal generations to find the child and ponders how to protect him.||5/9/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter One||The Trickster Puck finds something frightening in the human world, while his cousin the Dark Goddess Sive finds herself engaged and unhappy about it.||5/9/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
WOW is all I can say!
The writing, the voice...wow! I was hooked in 3 minutes! This is a must listen! Will say this, once you start listening, you will have your iPod attatched to you 24/7 until it is over.
I love this book
LISTEN LISTEN TO this podcast then get the book you will not be disappointed
surprised the mundane right out of me
I have to say that I was not expecting much....Shakespeare, elves...oh whatever it'll pass some driving time....HOLY COW WAS I WRONG. This was an astoundingly fresh approach, with characters both large and small that felt so very real and belivable. An amazing story, a great concept, and a wonderful listen.