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A devastating plague is sweeping the continent of Greater Virren....

Its origin is unknown, its dominance of the land near complete. In times of grim desperation, pestilence has given way to superstition, and the citizenry are now more divided than ever. 

Yet the city of Rothenberg remains inexplicably untouched....

The council has grown convinced of their immunity, even as their neighbors are consumed before them. As the world teeters on the brink of collapse, a zealous religious order has reemerged. They claim to have discovered the source of the plague...but can they be trusted?

The plague will never reach Rothenberg....

Katarina Lorenz, a noble of the city and veteran of the civil war that shook the continent, remains unconvinced. She conspires to leave the city with her companion Tannhauser to find out what's really going on beyond its walls.

The Ritual is the first in a trilogy of gripping high-fantasy novelettes. The debut possesses all the beloved hallmarks fans of the genre will recognize, but is distinguished by its gritty atmosphere and confrontation with some of the most unsettling chapters of human history.

©2018 Sentinel Creatives (P)2018 Sentinel Creatives

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I am engrossed!

Thoroughly enjoyed this story from start to finish, my only gripe is there currently isn't more.Every scene is set out in a perfectly immersive fashion with the accompanying score and sound effects adding the best amount nuance to make it believable. The narration didn't feel forced and I felt drawn further and further into the story by Scott Miller's exceptional range of voices and velvety smooth recital of the book itself. The characters and brilliantly laid out scenes result in a unique story within a familiar genre. Mitchell Luthi has me engrossed in the world he is creating and I cannot wait for the next installment. Bravo

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Fantastic!

Sentinel Creatives, in collaboration with Citadel Studios, have done an incredible job of bringing this short tale to life, and the attention to detail is just incredible! Scott Miller’s performance as the narrator, and many of Greater Virren’s inhabitants, is believable and entertaining; and the sound effects and original score are fresh, immersive, and of a very high quality. I really hope this wasn’t a once-off, and that they’ll work alongside Citadel Studios again for the next installment of the Plagueborne Series, as this audio drama is a significant cut above the rest.

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