Episode 001: Season One Synopsis

Sage and Savant Season One Synopsis

This is NOT an episode, but a complete synopsis of Season One. If you are new to the podcast and want to get started with Season Two, this synopsis will give you all the information you need to jump right in at episode 201. If you are a long-time Sage and Savant listener, this is a great way to refresh yourself with the events of Season One without having to listen to all fourteen episodes. However, this is just a synopsis and does not replace the rich story and characterizations of the full episodes.

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N. K. Blazevic, Inspired by Nature

N. K. Blazevic was born in Montreal and currently lives in Saint-Andre-D’Argenteuil, Quebec, where she has become a passionate beekeeper. She studied art for a year in college but she could not nurture her talent or interest there. She was much more interested in being outdoors. She fled to the countryside of the Quebec Laurentians where she apprenticed for a stone mason and cultivated her love of art and animals. She considers herself a student of life with a keen interest in the natural world. She hopes her book Grimenna can not only entertain and enchant readers, but can help to promote a green renaissance.

Interview with N. K Blazevic
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Grimenna by N. K. Blazevic

Grimenna audio excerpt

When Courage finds Hope…

It was in the great forest Grimenna that the first spirits were born, created from the beliefs of men and nourished by thoughts both good and evil. As time unfolded men began to shun these spirits, he turned away from their guidance and plundered the forest for his own means without giving thanks. It was then dark creatures rose from the earth, conjured from the depths of nightmares, and began to drive him out. He found refuge across the great river that divided the land and it was there he settled. No one dared cross the river again; only the wicked, the unclean and criminal were thrown back across to be punished.

Listen to an excerpt from Grimenna by N. K. Blazevic
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The music from Joyeuse le départ

Joyeuse le départ Sound Track

The sound track from episode 210 is available for your listening pleasure–over 45 minutes of orchestral music as we venture into the unknown.

Music from episode 210: Joyeuse le départ – Provost Cunningham has been a thorn in Doctor Petronella Sage’s side ever since she came to King’s College and now she must confront him for once and for all. Will Cunningham succeed in ending the Doctor’s research, or will Sage find a way to convince the skeptical provost she must be allowed to continue her work? Music from this month’s special two-part episode: Joyeuse le départ.
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Re-imagining Heroes With Andrew J. Peters

Andrew at FlameCon

Andrew J. Peters is an award-winning author, an educator and an activist. His novel The City of Seven Gods won the 2017 Silver Falchion award for Best Horror/Fantasy and was a finalist for 2016 Sci Fi/Fantasy Book of the Year at the Foreword INDIES. His Werecat series was a 2016 Readers’ Choice finalist at The Romance Reviews. He has written two books for young adults (The Seventh Pleaide and Banished Sons of Poseidon), and he is the author of the adult novel Poseidon and Cleito.

In 2016, Andrew was featured in Loop Magazine’s “Four Must-Read Authors with Buffalo Ties.” (That’s Buffalo the city, not ties with buffaloes). Continue reading “Re-imagining Heroes With Andrew J. Peters”

Poseidon & Cleito by Andrew J. Peters

Poseidon and Cleito audio story

From the shore of a frozen steppe, an outcast hunter embarks for the otherworld to ask his ancestors how to bring the mammoth back to the fields of sedge. In a shining, island kingdom of wonders, the daughter of a high priest fights for her claim to wealth and power after her father is assassinated by the king. Together they will build an empire recalled as an ancient legend and a cautionary tale. But how did he become a god while she became a mere footnote in history?

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Understanding the Sic Transit Terra Universe

Born and raised in Toronto, Arlene F. Marks began writing stories at the age of 6 and can’t seem to stop.  Although she’s been published in multiple genres, her first love has always been speculative fiction.  Her work has appeared in H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Onder Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction.  Her science fantasy novel, The Accidental God, was nominated for the 2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.  Retired from the high school classroom, Arlene lives with her husband on Nottawasaga Bay but spends an inordinate amount of time in the Sic Transit Terra universe that she has created.

Arlene discusses in detail aspects of her universe.
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Episode 210b: Joyeuse le départ

skeleton in the closet

Provost Cunningham has Transmigrated, but to where! What is Dr Sage going to do with his body? And how can she bring home her friends, Abigail and Erasmus, without also bring home Cunningham? What are they going to say when they find the “skeleton” she’s hiding in her closet?

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