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The Raven’s Toll episode 12 – Lost In The Fire

The Raven tried…he really, really tried. But when the people he loves are in danger, he throws his power behind them – only to find he let loose destruction, and he can’t rein it in.

Episode 12: Lost In The Fire. In this episode, The Raven is finally confronted with the consequences of his actions, as he lights the world on fire and the values he has tried to uphold for so long, literally go up in flames.

Written and produced by: R.E.M. Verberg | Text editing: Louisa Mitchell | Narration: Diana Moore | Music: Alex Lew



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The Raven’s Toll episode 11 – Spark To A Flame

And we’re back with another, captivating episode. This one is full of confessions, love…and heartbreak.

Episode 11: Spark To A Flame. In this episode, The Raven makes a decision that will not only irrevocably change his life, but also the lives of those around him.

Written and produced by: R.E.M. Verberg | Text editing: Louisa Mitchell | Narration: Diana Moore | Music: Alex Lew



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The Raven’s Toll episode 9 – Down Long-Forgotten Paths

One of the best compliments I ever got, I think. My narrator, on handing in this weeks episode: ‘how do you make a forest sound…SENSUAL?’

This week, excitingly, we enter Magoia Forest, a place of wonder and danger. And it’s not a given that everyone will make it out unharmed…
For The Raven, Magoia Forest is his home – but also a place of old pain and trauma. I see this forest almost as a metaphor for the inside of his mind, and writing it is a treat, even if it doesn’t come out great for everybody.

Episode 9: Down Long-Forgotten Paths. In this episode, we deal with the aftermath of last time’s battle, and discover a new and dangerous place.

Written and produced by: R.E.M. Verberg | Text editing: Louisa Mitchell | Narration: Diana Moore | Music: Alex Lew



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The Raven’s Toll episode 8 – A Perfect Storm

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Annnd we’re back, with an episode that is pivotal for the story as a whole! The Raven finds himself in a battle that brings up old trauma, and makes a decision he can never unmake…

One of the challenges I love most about writing, is finding a balance between thematic content and action. By which I mean: simultaneously taking you on an exciting journey, and giving that journey a deeper meaning in the process. Writing a dynamic, action-packed ‘battle episode’ that ALSO moves the story’s main theme forward, was an amazing writing exercise, and I love how it turned out. Hope you enjoy it as well!

Episode 8: A Perfect Storm. In this episode, we find ourselves in a battle that will put relationships to the test, and make The Raven cross a bridge he can’t uncross…

Written and produced by: R.E.M. Verberg | Text editing: Louisa Mitchell | Narration: Diana Moore | Music: Alex Lew



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The Raven’s Toll episode 7 – Diana is back!

After last time’s truly heroic effort to get an episode up, I’m happy to say for this one we’re back to our usual standards! Most importantly Diana is back to narrating, and she did an amazing job telling Zori’s harrowing backstory.

This episode was fun to write, as it sheds light on a character that’s been lurking in the background for a while now. As we will learn, they will play a crucial role in events to come… We really hope you enjoy this one!

Episode 7: Bad Dreams, Bad Memories. In this episode, the upcoming battles forces The Raven to confront not only his past, but also someone with a devious plan.

Written and produced by: R.E.M. Verberg | Editing: Louisa Mitchell | Narration: Diana Moore | Music: Alex Lew



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