Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Gearheart: Artifice Ep 3 & 4

The Gearheart

By:  Alex White

Format:  Podcast; 20 minutes

Genre:  Fantasy

Episode:  3 of 37

We'll find out about Isabelle's secret mission, and the truth of her contact in Circeville.  Who is he, and what does he want?  Was Jonathan right to believe it was a trap?

My Thoughts and Summary:
This episode we follow Isabelle as she dances at the celebrations in Circeville with Lieutenant Upton, on their mission.  Isabelle quickly learns of Upton's great outranking to her little position, and he hits on her.  Isabelle is quick tongued and takes none of it, lashing back toward Upton to only learn of a prophecy of this night, from the Seeker.  She saw that Upton was to be here to give Isabelle a fighting chance to live, which helps his alliance with the Seekers.  Then a mysterious man appears, vocally then visually to Isabelle.

Okay, now I want to know what is up with Isabelle!  Who wants her and why.  This leaves me feeling she is a very important person.  This guy is familiar to Isabelle, but she can't place him.  And she remembers a scene from the dark forest and a child from what happenings here.  I really wonder who this guy is!  And this past Isabelle remembers.  This mysterious man seems to be able to drain Magi (Magicians) away to nothing.  We get to see Isabelle's power, fire.

Another quick episode that brings me in to wondering more, and ready to listen on.

On to the next episode.


Cog/Elena Antonello

Format:  Podcast; 18 minutes

Episode: 4 of 37

Keegan learns of the attack in Circeville, and orders the team onto standby.  Cog dreams of the dark days of her past, and Jonathan gives her a startling prophecy.  What could it be?

My Thoughts and Summary:
Oh, this one is just adding to the suspense!  I keep getting more of these characters and each brings another piece and question to the story.  In the short 18 minutes here, I can't wait to find out what is going to happen, and going on.

We start with Keegan, learning how he came to the Seeker group.  He looks over the ring he was gifted, with Isabelle going to Circeville, to see that there is some sort of magic in it; or at least it seems from what Keegan sees.  Keegan gets the encoded message that Isabelle was attacked, sending the crew to meet her upon her return.  And we see what Keegan's power is.

Then we are with Cog as she dreams of her distant past as Elena Antonello, when she was human.  There is a man, who seems to have been close with her, who does something that he asks her to never forgive him for.  When she wakes, we get a view of what Cog very well could be now.  The choker with the glowing stone she wears at all times is very important to her being.  She goes to check on Jonathan, who is having a nightmare, calling out in his sleep.  But when Cog wakes him, it's what she hears said from his mouth but not his voice that brings me rushing to the next episode.

lol. These are fun and short listens.  I'm really enjoying this story.  I like where we are going with Cog, and very curious for more.  And starting to see some of Jonathan's powers? Or just hearing about them?  I will see!

Are you curious about The Gearheart yet?  Well, you can go listen, and look through the amazing pictures of characters at or you can download on your iPod to listen as well.  Do hope you enjoy as well!

I listened to this podcast for my own enjoyment.


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love all these mini audio reviews. I think this type of podcast would fit my way of listening to a book better. Hm... just need to get my butt in gear to set that time aside. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (Books&Things) - Thank you!! I really appreciate you stopping by. And glad you like hearing about the Podcasts. :) These are neat as I can't believe they are so short. I get so much out of one episode. :) Hope you get a chance to give the story a try.

Kristi The Book Faery said...

I have never listened to a podcast before but from your reviews it sounds like I need to!

Thanks for providing the site, I want to check this out!

Fab reviews, my Chica!

Melliane said...

I didn't know this one at all, it sounds nice, lol now anither thing I'll have to check!

Blodeuedd said...

You and your awesome podcasts :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kristi The Book Faery - I have just started into the podcast books last year, and I'm so glad I have. The few I've listened to are amazing! Really! I love the different voices and sound affects too! Really well done stories. Hope you get to check out this one, and I'll share any additional ones in the future too. :)

Melliane - LOL! Sorry. But so glad to bring you new things to check out. :D This story has really started off wonderfully. Hope you like what you see.

Blodeuedd - lol! I know! And I'm just getting started into the podcasting world! There is so much to here there. lol. Thank you!