It’s been a while coming, but Chapter 16 of Chimera Book 1 has landed at Red’s Kingdom! The prodigiously talented Dan Snelgrove – the voice of Chimera – has had other acting commitments in the real world (wherever that may be!) and his diary continues to look busy for the next few weeks. Needless to say, we’ll bring you the next instalment of Chimera as and when Dan’s schedule allows. But onto the action…
Last time in Chimera Book 1:
‘Kyp, tell him about the moppet-drover!’ said Bertram.
‘It is a remarkable story,’ suggested Doctor Ossifer.
‘All this time, Atticus Weft has been working against Madame Chartreuse,’ said Clarissa. ‘He escorted these boys to Thingopolis.’
‘He fought the concrete menagerie for them,’ said Bertram. ‘Gave his life for them.’
‘I understand,’ said Kyp. ‘Atticus explained it, why things that get lost here feel the way they do, and why they might end up working for Madame Chartreuse, just to feel a bit less – useless.’
‘Silence!’ Whirlitzer whinnied, the kick of his legs sending the glass cases smashing to the ground. ‘Look at you, with your Elsewhere Light shining! What do you know of what you speak? What do you know of abandonment?’
‘I know what it’s like to feel alone. I know what it’s like to know you’ve only yourself to blame. I know what it’s like to want to forget.’
‘Then you’ll know why we live as we do. This discussion is over. I want this shrine shut down and this contraband destroyed.’
‘Come on, Jamie,’ said Kyp. ‘We’re leaving.’
‘Where do you think you’re going?’ demanded Whirlitzer.
Whirlitzer eyed Kyp pityingly. ‘You’re on your own.’
Kyp gave a hard little shrug. ‘I’m getting used to it.’
Chapter 16 – Return To The Plummet Pit
Listen to all previous chapters at anchor.fm/chimerabook1
Coming soon to Red’s Kingdom: Chapter 17 – The Dismantlers