In Bloom Now: The Primal FlowerAn adventure presented in serial fashion. Audio is free; Patrons receive text files.
Here's a one-minute introduction to the whole affair
Here's the hook: In The Primal Flower, Nathet, a young urbanite whose family was murdered during a battle, must find his way north through the Mesopotamian wilderness to open a new trade route with another city. If he succeeds in his battles against barbarians, rival cities, and temptations, he may win the hand of the beautiful Lily and a place in the court of the king.
Some more introduction, this time with text.
What to ExpectI like to focus on a person wondering who he is, or where she belongs in the middle of it all, the many ways individuality is battered while on the ordinary paths of our daily lives, little offenses and mercies which add up to make us cry bitterly and make us come to laugh and smile and love each other. How do we, who are so very prickly, manage to carry on with each other?
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