Gwain is an 18-year-old half-breed, recently returned to the island of his birth. Maijha Minor is a secretive place, home to the despised and hunted fauns of his maternal ancestry. Fauns are killed for sport, as well as for sacrifices to the wyvern gods. Gwain believes that the island holds the clues that will change the way fauns are treated. However, between hostile natives, traps, hunters, blood-drinking bats, and a host of poisonous creatures, the island may kill him before he learns the secret.
“The Secret” is a 10,000-word novelette from the world of Panamindorah, related to the Guild of the Cowry Catchers series. “The Secret” is a stand-alone story that can be enjoyed without reading Cowry Catchers, but the story will have more meaning for fans of the series.
This ebook includes the full text of the story, as well as access to the audio version. Instructions for easy audio download can be found at the end of the text. The MP3 is DRM-free and will play on any MP3 player. The story is over an hour long.
The text + audio bundle is available for $4.99 from Amazon and Smashwords.
Chris Lester performs the story, and I think you’ll really enjoy it!
The music for “The Secret” is all by Kevin Macleod at incompetech.com.
In addition, I have adorable Cowry Catcher’s chibi stickers, created by the incomparable Sarah Cloutier! They are available from Redbubble. If you buy at least 6, you get them all at half price, so you can get all ten for $12 + shipping (which was about 2 bucks for me). I have tested them, and they are quite nice.
From Facebook, here are a bunch of pictures of Rah and I playing with the cut-out chibis.
I am providing the print-able sheet of characters. Right click and download. You don’t have my permission to put them on stuff and sell them, but if you want to cut them out and take pictures with them or put them on things for your own enjoyment, you are welcome!
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