As some of you may know, I’ve got a thing for Serial Box. We’ve had them as a guest here on the blog, and we’ve reviewed some of their urban fantasy serial, BOOKBURNERS. So I’m always excited when they have new content, and some free content at that, and I love to share it with you! Here’s what they’re up to over there in recent weeks.
Season three of TREMONTAINE started in October! (Honestly, because the concept is so fresh and new, I have a had time believing Serial Box has been around long enough to have third season of anything, but here we are!) TREMONTAINE is more sword and sorcery fantasy, but fun nonetheless!
Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again. Tremontaine follows Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; Rafe Fenton, a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; Ixkaab Balam, a tradeswoman from afar with skill for swords and secrets; and Micah, a gentle genius whose discoveries herald revolution. Sparks fly as these four lives intersect in a world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers. Tread carefully, dear reader, and keep your wit as sharp as your steel.
Not only does REMADE start season two tomorrow, but Serial Box has released season one as a podcast! They took the original episodes and added in noises and music to make a more immersive listening experience. How cool is that? Almost all the episodes of season one have been released, and better yet, as a podcast, they’re free!
Every minute, 108 people die. In one of those minutes this fall, twenty-three of those deaths will be teenagers. Now they are humanity’s last hope for survival. Awakened in a post-apocalyptic world and hunted by mechanical horrors, these teens search for answers amidst the ruins of civilization. Fate, love, and loyalty face off in this adrenaline -pumping adventure.
Last but not least, Serial Box is releasing a new, FREE serial! THE FISHER OF BONES, by Sarah Gailey, started up two weeks ago, with the third episode releasing tomorrow. This serial is in collaboration with Fireside Fiction.
In The Fisher of Bones a tiny band of prophet-led outcasts, are guided by tablets and lured by the promise land. This time, however, the tablets are incomprehensible to most believers, and the original prophet dies with no promised land in sight. His heir, a resentful daughter, cannot deny the sudden alteration of her vision and the cacophony of otherworldly voices that descend upon her as her father dies. Faith is for others; she has duty and marching orders.Their journey is almost at an end, but now, without the Prophet, Fisher must find a way to guide them to the place they will call Home. Through blood and through sand, against the will of her own flock, against the horrors that haunt the darkness, only she can bring her people Home.The Prophet is dead. Long live the Prophetess.