Tonight I found myself searching for a Fantasy podibook to entertain me during the tortuously long periods between PG Holyfield’s podcasts/chapters for Murder at Avedon Hill (I’d take waterboarding over this).
During the search, I tripped over an interesting little nugget at podiobooks.com this evening. It’s a story called “Nina Kimberly The Merciless” written by Christiana Ellis; it sounds like a cross between Princess Bride and Dungeons and Dragons. And that Nina is smoking hot, right up there with Blondie Bumstead, click the pic for a better view.
Here’s the tagline for the story:
She’s on a mission… To kill the man who loves her…
Because he’s an idiot.
Nina Kimberly The Merciless is the story of a teenage barbarian princess who must rid herself of an obnoxious royal suitor, replace him with a hero, and then grow into her destiny as a…
Well, that she hasn’t decided yet.
Well, from the tagline it sounds like it might be fun or funny, so that was good enough to pique my interest to at least look at the descriptions for a few episodes.
Episode 1(mp3): Nina has been spending a lot of time at the tavern, all for nothing. She’s been waiting for some questing heroes to show, but they seem to be taking their sweet time, so she decides to get a little more proactive. But before she can set off to find a quest of her very own, her plans are derailed by the lovesick king’s decision to follow her.
Episode 2(mp3): Nina and Francis have been on the road for a couple of weeks now, and though the traveling has been uneventful, the increasingly revolting proximity to Francis has been forcing her to reconsider her plans. That is, until they stumble across a dragon.
OK, that’s more than good enough for me! I’m downloading the series and will report back after a few episodes.