Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Ballad of Iron Percy?
The Ballad of Iron Percy is a free audiobook, downloadable from podiobooks.com and iTunes, or through links on this website. It was written by Edward Clark, and is read and recorded by Veronica Giguere.
The book itself is a work of fiction that takes place in a fantasy setting. The descriptive blurb can be found on this website’s home page. More information on the setting can be found in the World section.
Is the Ballad of Iron Percy really free?
Yes. It is available as a download from podiobooks.com, and it is also available in podcast form from the iTunes store. Both of these locations will allow you to access the content for free, chapter by chapter. There are no hidden fees or charges - nothing of the sort. When we say ‘free,’ we mean it!
If you do enjoy the Ballad of Iron Percy, all we ask is that you tell your friends about it so they can enjoy it, too. Of course, the author does enjoy having the ability to do things like eat and pay the rent, so any donation will be greatly appreciated, but making one is entirely optional and not required to listen to the content in any way.
How long is each chapter, and how frequent are content updates?
Each chapter is 15-30 minutes long (with the occasional 45-minute monstrosity), and there are 46 of them. There will be a new chapter every week. There will be little in the way of lags or delays in release, because the script is already in its final draft and almost all of it has already been recorded. Expect 60-120 minutes of fresh content every month!
Is there a text version of the Ballad of Iron Percy available for download?
No. There is no text version of the script available to the public at this time.
How long is the Ballad of Iron Percy?
The Ballad of Iron Percy is a 629 page novel, spaced over 46 chapters. It is short enough to fit in a single shoebox, but large enough to impress pretentious people at dinner parties if I jerk my thumb at it and identify it as ‘My Manuscript.’ The first draft was completed over the space of half a year. Roughly two bathtubs of black coffee were consumed in the making of this manuscript.
Is it true that Veronica Giguere’s voice can melt butter at room temperature? I need a narrator for a project I’m working on - is she available for hire?
The answer to the first question is ‘Yes, but she only does it at parties.’ The answer to the second question is also, happily, ‘Yes.’ Veronica provides the voice for a number of other projects, including the Secret World Chronicle and the upcoming Surreality. For information on Veronica’s other work or to make an enquiry about the voice acting services she offers, please visit her website.
The intro/outro music is catchy. What’s the song, and who plays it?
It is, isn’t it? The song is called ‘Romance Anonimo,’ an old Spanish guitar piece. The original composer is a matter of some debate. The version I used is played by Adventures of Leonid, and I came across it on the MusicAlley.com website looking for podsafe music. You can hear more Adventures of Leonid songs and check out his CD at the artist's website.
The paper textures you used on this website are cool. Did you create them originally?
No. I heavily edited paper textures supplied by Flickr user pareeerica, who allows public use of her work under the creative commons license as long as proper credit is attributed to the creator. All I did was make them slightly uglier and friendlier to the website design I was trying to pull off.
The font you used in your banner is slick! Where can I find it?
Isn’t it? It’s called ‘The King & Queen,’ and I found it on dafont.com. It was originally created by graphic designer Bran, and is free to download. Check out his website to see some of his other work.