Fantasy Story [audio book online]
This is the very unique project of music composer Stephane Meer. It is a sort of free online manga with a strong music background and lots of pictures of dragons, wolves and fantasy characters.
and the Orchestra of the World of Mist
Under the ground, the musicians were running through a fairly wide arched tunnel. The walls were a mixture of stone and earth, lit by wall lamps, which diffused a dim, yellowish light. There were cables all over and exposed, visible pipes.
Jean-Gaël Poussier, the first violinist, was leading Helena quickly along.
Jean-Gaël : "It's a very old underground tunnel which was renovated during World War I. We musicians just cleaned it and repaired a few areas. You'll see, were coming to a very pretty spot, which is where our secret meeting room is."
Helena : "How long have you been living like this?"
Jean-Gaël : "It must be about a year now."
Helena : "And my parents? Were they with you a few months ago?"
Jean-Gaël : "What are your parents' names."
Helena : "Victorio Canta, and my mother is Isolde Canta."
Jean-Gaël : "Tosca? Why of course I know her...magnificent voice, and Victorio was our maestro. Unfortunately, he tried to intervene during an attack, and both he and Tosca disappeared, probably captured by Marx Igor."
Helena : "Who is Marx Igor?"
Jean-Gaël : "A very powerful magician. He casts spells on human beings and transforms them into phantom slaves to serve him and the horrible Queen Teresa, whom you saw in action today."
Helena : "Why do they do it?"
Jean-Gaël : "Why? How can anyone know why? In any event, no great power, no great fortune, no great empire was ever built without slaves or an oppressed people. How many poor souls are needed to make one rich person? How many serfs to make one nobleman? How many workers for a wealthy entrepreneur? How many slaves for one pharaoh? Its a rule of power that's existed since the birth of humanity. So, I can't tell you why they do it. That's just the way it is. Although, it's written somewhere that we're all born equal..."
Fantasy Story [audio book online] Distributed by Tubemogul.