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The Faeries and Folklore Podcast by Ronel: An Audiobook Extract #podcast #faeries #folklore

Episode 102: Dark Fae: An Audiobook Extract

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An audiobook extract full of dark fae, to illustrate the fae we’ve covered thus far.

Written and narrated by Ronel Janse van Vuuren.

Copyright 2024 Ronel Janse van Vuuren — All rights reserved.

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Get the transcript here.

Music: Secrets by David Fesliyan (FesliyanStudios.com) and Dramatic Heartbeat by FesliyanStudios.com


You’re listening to the Faeries and Folklore podcast by Ronel.

I’m dark fantasy author Ronel Janse van Vuuren. With over a decade of digging around in dusty folklore books, researching creatures of imagination that ignited my curiosity, I’m here to share the folklore in a nutshell and how I reimagined it for my writing in an origin of the fae.

This is the Faeries and Folklore podcast.

Hi, I’m your host Ronel Janse van Vuuren. You can just call me Ronel. In today’s episode, we’re continuing our exploration of the fae realm.

Today we’re listening to an extract full of dark fae from my book The Inn, Dark Court Sisters #2.

A horned goblin barred her way and another came hopping into the path, dragging a mace behind him.

‘What’s yer business?’ the first goblin asked.

‘Do not ask what you do not wish to hear,’ she answered, using her most haughty voice learned from her High Fae mother.

‘We meant no disrespect, your worshipness,’ the other goblin said, bowing low enough that its long nose touched the ground.

They quickly scampered away, raised the portcullis and bowed as she passed them.

‘What was that about?’ her companion whispered as they crossed the paved bailey to the main door.

‘They fear and hate the High Fae in equal measure.’

‘I don’t get it.’

‘You don’t have to.’ 

Kelly decided it would be easier to not answer his questions. And safer. Especially for her secrets. Something about the smell of funeral lilies coming from the youth made her want to bare her soul. She clenched her jaw and watched the gargoyles skittering over the roof and along windows from the corner of her eye.

The entrance hall didn’t permit them to enter the rest of the castle. So they went through the only door open to them. The great hall was filled with tables, low-hanging chandeliers and fae of every sort. It was a mix between a roadside tavern and a high society restaurant. There was no need to hide their true form here: the fae showed their horns, tusks, lion manes, pointy ears and otherness without fear.

I hope you enjoyed the extract. You can get the audiobook read by me, or a digitally narrated version. Just go to ronelthemythmaker.com/my-audiobooks to peruse your options.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this episode of the faeries and folklore podcast and that you’ve learned something new about faeries.

Remember that you can get a transcript of this episode in the description. If you’re new to the podcast, why not go and grab your free copy of Unseen, the second book in the Faery Tales series, on my website ronelthemythmaker.com? Loads of folklore, magic and danger await! Take care!

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