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Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital art therapist Zach Taylor is endlessly curious, perhaps to a fault. When his cheerful elderly patient Gertrude “Spindle” Spindler completes her latest quilt and informs Zach that a 30-year-old "grand design of nine" has just concluded, Zach’s curiosity is piqued ... and he soon embarks on a quest to unwind the meaning of the woman's cryptic phrase. He isn't expecting a descent into a world filled with mystery and ruthless subcultures -- and he isn't expecting to be haunted by Spindle's coy clues. What is The Great Blade of Blood? What are The Charred? What is the grand design of nine? And who is the dark-skinned stranger stalking Zach at every turn, threatening his life? The answers may lie in Spindle's granddaughter, a willowy self-proclaimed psychic named Hen. But Zach soon discovers that Hen may be crazier than the patients he treats ... and the treasure he's pursuing may be more dangerous -- and deadly -- than he ever imagined. Personal Effects: Sword of Blood is a podcast-exclusive novella written by J.C. Hutchins, author of the 7th Son trilogy. [LINK: http://podiobooks.com/podiobooks/search.php?keyword=7th+son%3A ] It is a prequel to Hutchins' print novel debut, Personal Effects: Dark Art. [ LINK: http://jchutchins.net/site/personal-effects/ ]

Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital art therapist Zach Taylor is endlessly curious, perhaps to a fault. When his cheerful elderly patient Gertrude “Spindle” Spindler completes her latest quilt and informs Zach that a 30-year-old "grand design of nine" has just concluded, Zach’s curiosity is piqued ... and he soon embarks on a quest to unwind the meaning of the woman's cryptic phrase. He isn't expecting a descent into a world filled with mystery and ruthless subcultures -- and he isn't expecting to be haunted by Spindle's coy clues. What is The Great Blade of Blood? What are The Charred? What is the grand design of nine? And who is the dark-skinned stranger stalking Zach at every turn, threatening his life? The answers may lie in Spindle's granddaughter, a willowy self-proclaimed psychic named Hen. But Zach soon discovers that Hen may be crazier than the patients he treats ... and the treasure he's pursuing may be more dangerous -- and deadly -- than he ever imagined. Personal Effects: Sword of Blood is a podcast-exclusive novella written by J.C. Hutchins, author of the 7th Son trilogy. [LINK: http://podiobooks.com/podiobooks/search.php?keyword=7th+son%3A ] It is a prequel to Hutchins' print novel debut, Personal Effects: Dark Art. [ LINK: http://jchutchins.net/site/personal-effects/ ]
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Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital art therapist Zach Taylor is endlessly curious, perhaps to a fault. When his cheerful elderly patient Gertrude “Spindle” Spindler completes her latest quilt and informs Zach that a 30-year-old "grand design of nine" has just concluded, Zach’s curiosity is piqued ... and he soon embarks on a quest to unwind the meaning of the woman's cryptic phrase. He isn't expecting a descent into a world filled with mystery and ruthless subcultures -- and he isn't expecting to be haunted by Spindle's coy clues. What is The Great Blade of Blood? What are The Charred? What is the grand design of nine? And who is the dark-skinned stranger stalking Zach at every turn, threatening his life? The answers may lie in Spindle's granddaughter, a willowy self-proclaimed psychic named Hen. But Zach soon discovers that Hen may be crazier than the patients he treats ... and the treasure he's pursuing may be more dangerous -- and deadly -- than he ever imagined. Personal Effects: Sword of Blood is a podcast-exclusive novella written by J.C. Hutchins, author of the 7th Son trilogy. [LINK: http://podiobooks.com/podiobooks/search.php?keyword=7th+son%3A ] It is a prequel to Hutchins' print novel debut, Personal Effects: Dark Art. [ LINK: http://jchutchins.net/site/personal-effects/ ]

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English


Episodes

Dark Art Preview 2

8/24/2009
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This is the second of two preview-only episodes of Personal Effects: Dark Art, the groundbreaking "transmedia" novel available in bookstores now. Features chapters 3 and 4. Written by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman; read by J.C. Hutchins.

Duration:00:40:25

Dark Art Preview 1

8/24/2009
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This is the first of two preview-only episodes of Personal Effects: Dark Art, the groundbreaking "transmedia" novel available in bookstores now. Features chapters 1 and 2. Written by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman; read by J.C. Hutchins.

Duration:00:35:34

Sword of Blood 07

8/24/2009
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Zach pursues the Bloodsword. Secrets are revealed. The final episode of Personal Effects: Sword of Blood.

Duration:00:35:56

Sword of Blood 06

8/23/2009
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Zach unearths the grand design of nine ... and receives a history lesson from Rachael.

Duration:00:40:47

Sword of Blood 05

6/15/2009
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Zach takes a call. Hen reveals her knowledge about The Charred.

Duration:00:18:27

Sword of Blood 04

6/5/2009
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Zach has a heart to heart with Rachael ... and then goes on an unexpected road trip.

Duration:00:21:59

Sword of Blood 03

5/29/2009
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Zach meets up with his "tribe" -- girlfriend Rachael, brother Lucas, longtime friend Ida "Eye" -- and receives a strange phone call.

Duration:00:23:48

Sword of Blood 02

5/19/2009
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Zach encounters a stranger ... and meets Hen, a relative of his patient, Gertrude "Spindle" Spindler.

Duration:00:24:36

Sword of Blood 01

5/15/2009
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Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital art therapist Zach Taylor is endlessly curious, perhaps to a fault. When his cheerful elderly patient Gertrude "Spindle" Spindler completes her latest quilt and informs Zach that a 30-year-old "grand design of nine" has just concluded, Zach’s curiosity is piqued ... and he soon embarks on a quest to unwind the meaning of the woman’s cryptic phrase.

Duration:00:47:25