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Born into the human world with a gift; a gift that brings him to the attention of powers both dark and light from the World of the Fey, it is his burden to defend all the world.

Sive, the goddess of battle, hopes that he may be able to change the fate of her people.The Fey are dying, killed by something beyond the boundaries of worlds, and Sive will do anything to save them. So she enlists the help of her trickster cousin Puck to guard the child, and watch him grow into his gift. But a dark power imprisoned by human and Fey, plots to destroy both worlds, and unmake all that they have created.

Can one boy stop the destruction, even if he is William Shakespeare?

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  • The Trickster Puck finds something frightening in the human world, while his cousin the Dark Goddess Sive finds herself engaged and unhappy about it.

  • We meet Mordant and discover he has changes in mind for the Fey. Sive enters the human realm for the first time in many mortal generations to find the child and ponders how to protect him.

  • Welcome to Sive’s wedding- the groom at least is happy. Will Shakespeare gets himself into a spot of bother and we find out if Puck was a good choice of guardian.

  • We get to see another side of Puck and Sive finds something unwholesome about her husband.

  • Young Will escapes the torment of working for his father for a bit of peace by the Avon, but women and Fey won’t let him be. Puck riles Sive with his concern for the young Shakespeare.

  • Brigit, left all alone, sets out on a dangerous path and Puck is forced to pick up the pieces.

  • Puck and Sive have to deal with the consequences of the Trickster’s actions.

  • Mordant returns home and Will has to make a choice.

  • Life for the Bard and the dark goddess in the mortal realm is not what either wants. However the return of the Trickster brings the wind of change.

  • Will goes looking for Puck and three lives collide with danger once more.

  • Will sets out on his own path and Sive learns some truths about herself.

  • Sive makes her way to the Court of a mortal Queen to find her bard.

  • Sive and Will finally give into their desires

  • Auberon and his Court face consequences, while Will returns to the theatre.

  • Sive wakes to captivity in the Tower of London, and Auberon finally meets Will.

  • The unlikely allies enter the Tower of London.

  • Will wakes up in the Fey.

  • Sive and Puck take up the sword against the Unmaker and Will sets out looking for revenge.

  • Will, Sive, Auberon, Brigit and Puck face the Unmaker.

  • Puck and Will set out on uncertain journeys and Sive learns to cry.

  • A taste of the future Fey. A new age but a few Fey still linger in the mortal realm. We catch up with a familiar friend and find the changes wrought on him by so long away from his home. We meet a writer hiding in an English village, a village full of people all with their own secrets and pain.

Captivating! Thank you for a beautifully written and read tale, although it did mean my last week hasn't been as productive as it should of been as just had to keep listening to the next chapter, and the next... :)
Hands down the best audio book podcast out there. Fantasy and Shakespeare - gotta love it.
I cannot express how much I LOVED this audio book! The story was excellent...the narration and voice qualities were awesome!!! I listened to it every day at work and can honestly say that it actually made me look forward to coming into work every day, just so I could find ...
Philippa's creation is at once clever, original, as well as faithful to the source inspiration. Chasing the bard starts out somewhat languidly; not because it it slow--it is not--but rather due to the setting of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" being so firmly set into the collective literary consciousness. William Shakespeare ...
Without doubt the best audio book I've listened to, it had me hooked from chapter one. The story is incredibly compelling, an excellent fantasy that is truly imaginative but not at all hard work to buy into like so many in this genre can be. The authors voice is delightful ...
I am so glad I found this after it was complete to download! I could not stop listening! The voices and effects were a wonderful addition (and must admit the male voices were delish!) I loved the twist (perhaps?) of Shakespeare's history and thought the story from one world to ...
I really wanted to read Geist but it's not a podiobook so subscribed to this. I'm very nervous about any story featuring either Puck or Shakespeare and this has both. I'm now excited every time I see that I'm getting a new episode. There was a specific point in the ...
I could not finish this book. The author's narration was rushed and the obviously altered voices of Puck and the other small characters was extremely annoying to listen to. Also, Oberon has an American accent while his sister does not. I found it just too jarring and the story was ...
well written, good story, well produced, excellent voice talent. More Please
I just loved this book! The story was amazing and I was completely absorbed. I am an avid fantasy reader, a Shakespeare fan and a bit of a mythology buff. Chasing the Bard was a treat for me on each of those levels. Even the voice and audio aspects are ...

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