Welcome to episode one of The Freelance Hunters Podcast, a weekly fantasy adventure fiction serial created by Hugh J. O’Donnell.

Today’s story is “Blocked!”

This story originally appeared in print in Bards and Sages Quarterly’s April 2013 issue.

It can also be found in ebook as part of the collection Glory’s Gauntlet and Other Tales, available from Amazon or Gumroad.

Intro music is “The Lion and The Unicorn” by DimensionBucket, a work in the public domain obtained from  Outro music is “Crunk Knight” by Kevin MacLeod of  The Freelance Hunters logo is by Alex White.

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Thanks for listening!

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Hello everybody!

I’m still cleaning the site up, connecting all the links and digging the pit for the RSS Feed, but in the meantime, we have a promo!  Please enjoy, and share if you’ve got a podcast of your own.
Episode One will be up as soon as I can figure this RSS out.

Promo 1

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Welcome to Elanterra

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Coming soon, from Hatching Phoenix Productions, a podcast and ebook series of not-quite-epic fantasy adventures.

The Freelance Hunters roam the Great Island of Elanterra, righting wrongs and solving mysteries, as long as there’s something in it for them.

Glory Bywater, Mage:  The daughter of a prominent Hillfolk merchant clan, she threw it all away to pursue her dreams of becoming a wizard.  Always chasing the next discovery, she has a lot to prove, both to her estranged family, her snobbish colleagues, and herself.

Bingo Proudfoot, Fingerman:  Bingo wasn’t born in some flash manor lodge.  This Hillfolk was raised by the streets, and he did everything he could to survive.  After rising quickly in the ranks of the underworld, he went straight.  But old habits die hard.

Joachim Verne, The Muscle:  This human hales from the remote and barbarous Icy Mountains, but he’s seen every corner of the Island with one mercenary company or other.  Beyond that, his past is a mystery.  Joachim prefers to let Incisor, his enchanted spear, do the talking for him.

Follow these three rogues in a series of adventures in the style of Fritz Leiber’s “Lankhamar” and Hajime Kanzaka’s “The Slayers.”

The Hunt begins, June 2015!

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